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WISAZ13 09-08-2012 01:45 AM

Forgot top off water
Ok, quick question. My second batch ever. I cooled the wort, poured it through a strainer into my primary, passed it between a couple buckets to aerate it, pitched the yeast, and capped it. After about 5 minutes I remembered I forgot the top off 2 gallons. I sanitized a bucket and dumped in two filtered gallons. Is this going FO mess up the batch??

MmmmBeeeerrrr 09-08-2012 02:20 AM

You'll probably get a "Who knows" response seeing the amount of factors in your situation. It seems you understand that minimal handling is optimal - I'd bet you'll be fine considering the history of brewing beer. Besides - what are your options - you really want to re-sanitize and re-pitch? Give many, many more details just for S&G's.

squeekybobo 09-08-2012 02:23 AM

I think you'll be just fine, considering it was 5 minutes after pitching

Yooper 09-08-2012 02:26 AM

It'll be totally fine. That is a typical way to add top off water, to cool the wort first, aerate and then add the top off water.

tchamber 09-08-2012 02:27 AM

Sounds to me like you made some beer.

Brulosopher 09-08-2012 05:08 AM

100% fine... at least on adding the water ;)

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