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You can, of course decrease it by adding water......this calculator will help: http://merrycuss.com/calc/gravityadjustmentwater.html If you don't decrease your gravity a couple of things could happen. First, your yeast might not work, usually different (or more) yeasts are used for high gravity brews. If your yeast does work it might not attenuate fully. ...
If you used extract, and you didn't dramatically change the water volumes or add any additional fermentables, then it's highly unlikely that your gravity is that far off. The usual cause with this sort of process is incomplete mixing of the boiled portion added to the water in the carboy, leading you to get a sample of the exceptionally-concentrated boiled ...
In theory a 11g packet contains 220 billion cells, which should do fine for an 18 liter batch. 23 is not such a big difference, so I am sure you are not in any major risk area. With re-hydration you should be good. I am sure that, with the rousing, your beer will get closer to panned FG. Note that, when rousing the yeast bed you will also stir up a lot of ...
Did you add water after you put the rest of the stuff in the fermenter? If so you got incomplete mixing and a false OG.
It could be that starch from the rice was released over time into solution, raising the specific gravity. Starch has the same effect as sugar on specific gravity, as it increases the density of the solution.
Unless you added more sugars to the wort after taking the OG reading, it wouldn't be possible for the FG to be higher. As you more than likely know, the Hydrometer measures buoyancy of the liquid. The physics of it works like this: Pure water will have a gravity of 1.000. However, the more sugar you add to the water will make it lean towards a syrup, and ...
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