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Old 12-11-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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On my 5 gallon hefe kit, some how I managed to end up with about 5.75 gallons total. How bad will that screw up my flavor and abv?

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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13% reduction in alcohol and flavor

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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Anything I can do to fix it? I am sure the answer is no.

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:08 PM   #4
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You should set up a blowoff tube. Those hefe yeasts can be pretty rowdy.

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:18 PM   #5
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AG or extract? Was this the total amount that was to go into fermenter or pre boil?

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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It was extract. http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingc...xtract%29.html
Can the flavor and abv be saved at this point?

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:20 PM   #7
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How far into fermentation is this beer?
You could always add some fermentables during fermentation.

See this link for common uses for this practice:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/afte...tables-124905/

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #8
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Did you take an OG reading? What was the expected OG?

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #9
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You will just have a little less flavor. I doubt it will make a huge deal. You could still boil up some concentrated DME in 1-2 cups of water and add that if you are really worried about it. But I would just let it ride.

BTW, I make all my recipes to 5.75 gallons in a 6.5 gal bucket. Although I do add enough fermentables to compensate. I lose between 0.5-1 gallons of beer in trub loss and don't want to get shorted the finished brew.

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I did not take a og reading..

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