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Old 09-09-2008, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default My Wort Was Small (<2 gal.) will this lead to watery beer?

I topped a small wort off with a good amount of water to reach 5 gals. Have I cursed myself with watery beer?

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Old 09-09-2008, 05:21 PM   #2
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What was the gravity reading after topping it off to 5 gal?

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Old 09-09-2008, 05:28 PM   #3
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I'm afraid to say my Noobdom was so intense at the time of cooking, that I forgot to take a reading. My reading at the start of 2nd fermentation (10 days after cooking) was 1.o1o.

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No...if you boiled all your extract in the water, then topped it off to 5 gallons then you did the right thing, your beer will be fine. It wont be watery. If you topped it off to 6 gallons and it was a 5 gallon recipe, then yes it would be a "thinner" beer.

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Thank you Revvy, you have eased my worries!

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Assuming it was a kit for 5 gallons and not like a Mr. Beer kit you should be fine.

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