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Old 05-28-2011, 12:46 AM   #1
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Default Too much wort collected for my kettle

***Urgent, I am about 10 minutes from boiling***

Hey guys I collected about a little more than a half gallon of wort (can't fit it in my kettle). I was wondering if I could boil down the wort for about 20 minutes and then add the remaining wort, AND THEN add my first and only hop addition. After this I would boil for an additional 60 minutes. Would this be okay? I don't want to be inefficient and throw away the leftover wort.

I'm brewing an oatmeal stout if anyone needs to know.

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Old 05-28-2011, 01:46 AM   #2
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sure you can do that... how did you end up with extra?

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Old 05-28-2011, 02:05 AM   #3
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IMO If the wort in your kettle is at the gravity you were trying to hit then I wouldn't add it.

I wish I had your problem. I am always struggling to get enough.

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It's common to boil down to the proper volume before your hop additions.

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Old 05-28-2011, 03:56 AM   #5
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Really not much left in the last runnings anywho...could toss it...but i ususally boil er down.

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