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Old 11-29-2010, 07:17 PM   #1
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I did a full boil of Brewers best Hop nog IPA on saturday and did the gravity reading and i was at 1.60 (the goal was 1.50) I didn't add any water but just added the yeast anyway. Yesterday while showing some friends my house i showed the the beer and the whole airlock was gunked up and everything, so put a blowoff hose and everything on it but i started thinking should i add more water to it, and could i even do it right now if I wanted to? It has a great hop taste and i will be dry hopping with 2 oz of casscade hops. What are my options? I am thinking of letting it go but i wanted to get someone elses opinon first.

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Old 11-29-2010, 07:33 PM   #2
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i was at 1.60
So...you have a tank of maple syrup ?
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:35 PM   #3
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The gunk in the airlock is nothing to worry about. If I were you, I would let it ferment out as is. You just did not have enough head space in your fermentor to handle the fermentation. At least you had the sense to put a blow off on it, unlike me who simply cleaned out the airlock and reinserted, only to have my fermentor blow its top an hour later. That batch turned out fine.

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Old 11-29-2010, 09:03 PM   #4
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Sorry 1.06 and it was supposed to be 1.05

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Old 11-29-2010, 09:14 PM   #5
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Lol.

LEAVE IT!!

It will be gooood beer. Why water it down.

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