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What does a gravity reading really mean?

Specific gravity measures density, which is mass/volume. If you measured the total mass of your system (3000g + 300g) you would have gotten 3300 grams, but the volume is not 3000 ml because you added ...
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Increase carbonation in home brewed beer?

It's only been one week? Wait another week before trying another bottle. It often takes 2 weeks to carbonate in my experience. If that doesn't work, maybe you didn't use enough priming sugar. You ...
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How to keep extract from caramelizing during the boil?

'Is it simply a matter of stirring continuously?' Pretty much, especially with DME. Once it's dissolved fully, though, there should be no further need to stir. So really 'continuously-until-it's-...
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How much DME do you use for a 5 gal. batch?

DMe has about 45 ppg. That's points per lb. per gal. So one lb. of DME in one gal. of water yields a gravity of 1.045. Divide by 5 for 5 gal. and you get 1.009. So, in a 5 gal. batch, you get 9 ...
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How to keep extract from caramelizing during the boil?

Couple tips for DME You just want the water warm when adding it. 100°F is fine. What you don't want is boiling or any steam, or it will clump before even touching the water making mixing a pain. ...
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Excessive Carbonation

My bet is that your beer was underattenuated in the first place. Since you're brewing with extract-only, I guess you're a beginner and might have neglected on making a healthy yeast pitch (no offence ...
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Gravity loss after settling?

No, removing sediment should not affect specific gravity. Note you should be measuring clear liquid without too much sediment. SG indicates the amount of solute dissolved in the solution (wort). Solid ...
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Which dry malt extract for which type of beer?

Your target beer is an American pale ale which can have Carmel color variants from 5-10 SRM / 9.8-19.7 EBC. I'm not sure what that specific beers color is. Going darker will have more Carmel flavor ...
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How to keep extract from caramelizing during the boil?

Along with the stirring it helps to turn off the heat before adding the extracts. Preheating the water helps get extract to dissolve faster. If you are using a gas stove top just turn it off. If ...
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