Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > I Dont get it...please explain to me how..

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-02-2009, 03:25 PM   #1
Tonypr24
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 128
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default I Dont get it...please explain to me how..

I bought 5gls of water to make my next patch of beer...how do I end up with almost 6gls after 40min of boiling in my primary. I boiled with 2 gls and put the other 3 in my primary...Once I poured the boiled wort I ended up with almost 6gls....I dont get it..

__________________
Tonypr24 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2009, 03:29 PM   #2
Marko73
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Clinton, MA
Posts: 628
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I am sure you added extract to your boil which can be any where from 3 to 8 lbs. of thick solution disolved into your original 2 gallons.

__________________

"It is sheer folly to be taken by the hand and led down the path of better brewing by someone who says that they know it all. No, it is your experience that counts most. It is your experience that will always lead you to more questions."

~Charlie Papazian

Marko73 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2009, 03:29 PM   #3
Brew-Happy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 1,332
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

you added liquid malt extract I am guessing. Add the X# of pounds of LME to your volume. I think 3.3lbs LME is ~0.5gals. I could be off on that but I would venture a guess that is where your extra volume is.

Similar results if you are using DME

__________________

Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2003!!! Whoop!

Quote:
Now, Harry you must know all about Muggles, tell me, what exactly is the function of a rubber duck?
- Arthur Weasley
Brew-Happy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2009, 03:29 PM   #4
Tonedef131
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fort Wayne
Posts: 1,906
Liked 21 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Your math is off somewhere...2+3!=6

edit: or you are an extract brewer and I am too retarted to realize that.

__________________
Tonedef131 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2009, 03:29 PM   #5
fretsforlife
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Floyd, VA
Posts: 314
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tonypr24 View Post
I bought 5gls of water to make my next patch of beer...how do I end up with almost 6gls after 40min of boiling in my primary. I boiled with 2 gls and put the other 3 in my primary...Once I poured the boiled wort I ended up with almost 6gls....I dont get it..
hmm... maybe you didnt lose that much to evaporation. That coupled with all the extract added, might have kicked you over the 5 gal mark..
__________________
fretsforlife is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2009, 03:34 PM   #6
Denny's Evil Concoctions
Grande Megalomaniac
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Denny's Evil Concoctions's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: West Kelowna BC, Canada
Posts: 7,767
Liked 51 Times on 42 Posts

Default

Was that 5 Imperial gallons of water?

__________________

I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/denn...9/#post1766281

http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/Tapro...ook_Repository

Denny's Evil Concoctions is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2009, 03:35 PM   #7
Bokonon
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Tri-Cities, WA
Posts: 1,297
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts

Default

Along with what everyone else said, there could be some hops taking up some space, as well as your bucket or carboy not being properly calibrated

__________________
Bokonon is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2009, 03:39 PM   #8
gingerdawg
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 389
Liked 33 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

It is also possible that the 5 gallons of water you purchased was a bit more than 5 gallons. I think those bottles are a little bigger than 5 gallons. Did you measure it, or did you rely on the bottle quantity?

__________________
gingerdawg is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2009, 06:43 PM   #9
Dansthename
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8
Default

All of that stuff plus - Did you boil with the lid on that pot? That would cause the water to not evaporate.

__________________
Dansthename is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2009, 07:28 PM   #10
Tonypr24
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 128
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I did use hopped liquid malt extract 3.3lb...plus some aroma hops. so the fact that I ended up with 6 gls is that going to affect the alcohol volume? my SG was 1.050 and after 5 days my reading is 10.20...

__________________
Tonypr24 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So i dont get it Cold_Steel Brewing Software 29 05-25-2009 07:46 AM
You Cant Explain It So Dont Even Try!! docmoran Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 21 04-29-2009 05:16 PM
Dont Be This Guy,me! bull Extract Brewing 11 05-22-2007 01:01 PM
do I or dont I? Pumbaa General Chit Chat 12 01-30-2007 12:58 AM