Just brewed my first batch of home brew, an irish red. I measured the correct amount of water but when i siphoned into my fermentation jug i only had about 4/5 of a gallon. (its a one gallon kit). Im sure i will still get decent beer but what happened to the amount of liquid?
It's an extract kit, right? The excess water probably just boiled off. If it's extract, there's a fixed amount of fermentable sugar, do you should be fine topping it off to the full gallon. Do you have the recipe handy?
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