My post boil volume yesterday for a 5 gallon batch was around 4.5 gallons, and my OG was 1.080, instead of the 1.072 target as listed on my recipe directions. I sparged with the amount of water the recipe instructions called for, so I think the reason for this is because my boil pot is 15 gallons and I am getting alot of boiloff. Should I, now a day later, consider adding some additional water to my fermenter to bring the volume up to 5 gallons? Or, should I just call it good and let it stand as is? Will this affect to finished flavor, etc.?
My Home Recordingshttp://www.rickschafer.netOn Tap: AHS IPABasic Brewing Equipment:
1.) Two 10 gallon coolers
2.) One 15 gallon heavy duty kettle from MoreBeer
3.) 6.5 and 5 gallon glass carboys
4.) DIY counterflow chiller
5.) Blichmann Top Tier Burner
6.) Other misc. brewing essentials