Recently started my second brew (a european coopers lager, risky I know) after my first Ale turned out okay after a few weeks in the bottle.
Now, everything was going smoothly when I started the brew, all the wort was mixed, until I had to add the cold water. Like the utter idiot I am, part of the rubber lining on the spiggate had doubled over on itself, resulting in about 1/6th of my wort quenching the thirst of my back yard. This obviously reduced the SG (it was around 0.025). In a panic, I added enough sugars (malt and dex) to get it to 0.04.
It's been going for 4 days now, and the FG is slightly less than 0.001, which to me seems very strange. I had a taste and the wort still tastes very sweet. I was going to leave it in the fermenter for a few weeks anyway to mature. My main worry is that the small amount of precious malt extract donated to my patio has rendered my beer to taste like a watered down Calpol.
Any suggestions/comments on my home brew disaster are welcome.