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Old 11-17-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default my batch shrunk!?

So, I moved my batch from primary to secondary two weeks ago.. I have 5 gallons in secondary. I check on it today and its at 4.5 gallons...

1. I am using three piece arilock with Vodka. seems to be half full of vodka right now.

2. I use 6.5 gallon white "True Brew" pale with brand new blue lid.

Could I, or better yet.. should I...boil some water, cool it and add it to bring back up to 5 gallons or just take the loss and only bottle 4.5 gallons?

Thanks for the help!

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Old 11-17-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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NO!!! Just bottle what you have.

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Are you sure you topped off to 5G? Or did you have a lot of trub?
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I suspect it was really 4.5 gallons that went into secondary...

BTW, look into NOT moving to a second vessel as a 'normal' practice. IMO/IME, it should be reserved for those few times when it will be of actual benefit. The list of reasons is rather short.

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Old 11-17-2012, 09:04 PM   #5
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no secondary. got it. makes sense. there was a lot of trub. thanks for posting

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