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Old 09-21-2008, 03:26 AM   #1
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im a beginning home brewer and I think I made a really stupid mistake today.

I made a partial mash/extract wheat beer- "5 gallon" batch. i made 3 gallons of wort, put it in the primary but instead of topping it off with water at the 5 gallon mark, I topped it off at the 6 gallon mark.

How much of an effect will this extra gallon of beer have on the final outcome? Will it taste watered down? Will a novice like me not even notice?

My biggest fear is that it'll be taste watery and be undrinkable but Im hoping that's not the case.

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Old 09-21-2008, 03:30 AM   #2
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you'll never likely notice....other than you're going to need another 10 - 12 bottles.

You'll end up with a drop in gravity too, but call it a lite beer.

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thanks for the quick response BigK - Good to know it's not a total loss. I guees a lite beer is better than none.

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thanks for the quick response BigK - Good to know it's not a total loss. I guees a lite beer is better than none.
Yes....Yes it is.
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No real loss at all. Often, when I feel like a little 'extra' I'll put a little extra water in to top it off -like the other poster said -odds are, you will not notice any difference (at least no signifficant one) -though technically it IS thinning it out a little. Don't sweat it, however, and just enjoy your brew.

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You're new here aren't you?

I don't think I've Ever been referred to as "The Other Poster" before.

Let me introduce myself! I am THE BIG KAHUNA! Welcome.


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What kind of difference in OG do you get with the extra gallon?
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You will need to send it to Evan! for proper disposal though.

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You will need to send it to Evan! for proper disposal though.
hahaha...i saw that thread when Evan! bitched about people who say that I thought it was hilarious
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Im a new guy so forgive me for having to ask - who's Evan? Bigk?

If you live in the hartford area you're more than welcome to help me 'dispose' of them

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Im a new guy so forgive me for having to ask - who's Evan? Bigk?

If you live in the hartford area you're more than welcome to help me 'dispose' of them
After saying the part abut disposing the beer to you I think Evan! will find you pretty soon and you will know who he is
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