Originally Posted by kyle6286
I figured I'd ask this question in this thread since it relates to it. Since I'm still doing partial boils, I typically top off to a little more than 5 gallons to account for trub. If I top off to the 5 gallon point, I won't actually be getting 5 gallons to drink. This weekend, I made BM's centennial blonde and topped off to about 5.25 gallons. Is this ok, or did I set myself up for a lower than intended SG?
I always start a little over the 5 gallon mark so that when I lose some racking, taking hydrometer samples, etc that I end up with about 5 gallons when I am done. I think you'll be fine...the most that an extra 1/4th gallon is going to make can't be much more than a couple 1/10ths of a % ABV.