Just finished cleaning up from brew day no. 3. Made a William's Brewing Honey Wheat kit.
Unfortunately the most details come from the web site kit description and theres only codes on the ingredients when you get the kit instead of hop type, etc.
Ok.. so before I ask my question here's the cut and paste from the website:
Alcohol: 5%, IBUs 32. Includes 8 lbs. of our blended wheat extract and blackberry honey, 125 ml of liquid wheat beer yeast, flavoring and aromatic hops, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.052.
Ok.. so here goes... I brewed everything to exact direction, chilled it, poured it in fermenter, took an OG reading which was dead on at 1.052 as the website declared.
So... since this is my first batch, I thought i was getting a little smarter and started with a LITTLE over 3gal of cold water in the fermenter and a LITTLE over 2gal in the brew pot. My thinking was that this was going to compensate for the beer right over the trub on bottling day. I ended up with roughly 5.6 gallons. The foam from aeration was just below the 6gal mark.
I'm not really too concerned, but will this amount of extra wort affect the flavor of the final product? i.e. watered down flavor, etc.
I'll keep these kinds of posts shorter for now on...