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## How do you calculate wort gravity?

The Original Gravity refers to the gravity of the wort pre-fermentation and the Final Gravity refers to the Gravity post fermentation. Then the Recipe Potential Original Gravity can be calculated by **multiplying the GU by the post-boil volume in gal.**

## How do you calculate pre boil gravity?

Say if you have six gallons of 1.040 wort at pre-boil, and you evaporate one gallon over your hour boil. The math: 40 points/gallon X 6 gallons = 240 points. Those 240 points in 5 gallons yields a gravity of **48 points per gallon** (240 divided by 5) or 1.048.

## How do you calculate mash gravity?

To calculate your mash extraction in terms of ppg, you need to **multiply the number of gallons of wort you collected by its gravity and divide that by the amount of malt that was used**. This will give you the gravity (points per gallon) per pound of malt used.

## Does gravity increase after boil?

Re: does gravity change (increase) during the boil? **Yes**, you’re boiling off water but keeping all the sugar, etc. so it’s more concentrated.

## How do you calculate ABV of gravity?

**Formula for Calculating Alcohol in Beer**

- Subtract the Original Gravity from the Final Gravity.
- Multiply this number by 131.25.
- The resulting number is your alcohol percent, or ABV%

## How do you calculate specific gravity of beer?

The basic formula used by most homebrewers is pretty simple: **ABV = (OG – FG) * 131.25**. ABV = alcohol by volume, OG = original gravity, and FG = final gravity. So, using this formula with a beer having an OG of 1.055 and a FG of 1.015, your ABV would be 5.25%.

## Why is my OG so low?

**Sparging** – If you sparge too quickly, have a poorly designed mash tun filter, or sparge the wrong volume you can get a low OG. Take your time when sparging, which will let the wort extract as much as possible from the grain bed. … For example, a 10% increase in final volume can result in a 10% decrease in OG.

## How do you calculate brew efficiency?

Take a specific gravity reading of your wort before your pitch your yeast. Convert that specific gravity to grain points (subtract 1 and multiply by 1000). Take those grain points and **divide by the recipe grain points** to get your brewhouse efficiency.

## How do you calculate boil off rate?

Measure the volume both at the beginning and end of the boil and calculate the difference. **Divide by the boiling time in hours** to determine the evaporation rate.

## What is the difference between mash efficiency and brewhouse efficiency?

Mash efficiency **measures the gravity and volume into the boiler** at the start of the boil, i.e. how well you got the sugars out of the grain. Brewhouse efficiency measures the gravity and volume into the fermenter.

## What is an average brewhouse efficiency?

Remember, on average, homebrew brewhouse efficiencies fall somewhere **between 65% and 80%**, with most falling in the comfortable mid-70’s. But even if you don’t make any changes to your practices or setup, you can now brew this recipe and come out close to the target original gravity.

## How do you raise an OG after a boil?

Using the pre-boil and post-boil volumes from the example above, with a pre-boil specific gravity of 1.036, the projected post-boil OG would be 1.049.

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HOW TO ADJUST THE SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF WORT.

INGREDIENT | GRAVITY |
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Malt extract syrup – 1.036 | 1.036 |

Corn sugar – 1.036 | 1.036 |

Cane sugar – 1.042 | 1.042 |

Brown sugar – 1.042 | 1.042 |

## How do you adjust pre boil gravity?

There are several possible means of adjusting the values, depending on whether the actual volume and gravity are above or below the targets. Diluting the wort with water will increase the volume and decrease the gravity, both before and after the boil. **Adding fermentables will increase the gravity**.

## How many gravity points does sugar add?

Consequently, lactose remains in the final product and lends sweetness to your beer, à la milk stout. Lactose contributes 46 ppg but is not fermentable, so all of those gravity points contribute to the beer’s final gravity. **Sugar can be added at pretty much any point of the brewing process**.