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Old 03-01-2006, 09:43 PM   #1
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Is it alright to top off a secondary fermenter with water (assuming is is sanitized)? I was thinking that maybe I should add the water first and then the beer, for better mixing. What do you guys think?

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Old 03-01-2006, 09:53 PM   #2
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Generally you shouldn't at this point. How short are you?

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Old 03-01-2006, 09:57 PM   #3
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less than a gallon ~3/4g maybe a bit more.

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Old 03-01-2006, 09:57 PM   #4
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i can think of no good reason for this

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Old 03-01-2006, 10:01 PM   #5
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I don't recommending anything to a secondary unless it's finings of some sort.

Your best bet "NEXT TIME" is to make 5.25 - 5.5 gals of beer. Then you'll have 5 gals to bottle.

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Old 03-01-2006, 10:23 PM   #6
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Only if you like watered down beer. Yuck. If you must do this then de-aerated boiled water will do.

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Old 03-01-2006, 10:31 PM   #7
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Bottom line...don't bother

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