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Old 07-18-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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Hi - I am making the Caribou Slobber beer from Northern Brewers

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/caribou-slobber-extract-kit.html

After I was done cooking my beer I had set up the primary fermentor with two gallons of water. Then I poured in my wort and it came out to about 6 gallons instead of 5. Is this an issue?



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Old 07-18-2011, 09:41 PM   #2
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your FG will be lower.
Normally when you are doing an extract batch you want to put all the wort into the carboy first, then top up to 5 gal.

Also... now that you're pretty much at the top of the carboy, you will for sure need a blow off tube or you will have a blow out , they're always fun!



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You were right. It exploded last night. I cleaned it up as much as I could and resterilized everything again with a blow off hose. Hopefully there are no issues going further.

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shouldn't really have any issues as long as you cleaned up and sanitized everything that is going to plug the hole. Hopefully it wasn't too messy! those are a pain

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