So, heh - kinduva GOOD problem... I did another mash tonight using my new grain crusher. Combined with tap water (treated to eliminate chlorine), some basic pH control, and an enzyme rest, I - according to Beersmith - hit 95.1% efficiency on a sessionable fruit beer recipe. I couldn't believe my eyes.
Now, even I'm a bit incredulous, so I'm letting the wort cool overnight (after heating to 180 to knock out any baddies) and will measure again tomorrow before starting my boil.
For now I adjusted Beersmith with my new efficiency and of course the sliders went off the charts. To compensate, I want to add more water to bring everything back to where it should be. (I've already added more hops to the recipe to account for the higher sugar content.)
Can I simply boil some water (gonna use RO water for this) and add to the fermenter after my boil? I want to take a final gravity reading after boiling to make sure I don't over-dilute. My quick, napkin calculation says I need about .8 gallons of water.
I just don't want to screw this one up - it's for my car club at our annual show, and after last year's brew, I set the bar somewhat high for myself this year!