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Old 02-19-2010, 10:01 PM   #1
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I just put an oatmeal stout in the fermenting bucket. I calculated everything for a 5.5 gallon batch. I USUALLY boil off 1 gallon per hour so I started the boil with 6.5 gallons. I ended with a hair under 5 gallons for some reason... I checked the OG and it is dead on the money so I would have missed my OG a little bit ( still within range) had I hit my volume.... I went ahead and just pitched the yeast rather than adding more water...would you have topped it up? and should I add a half gallon or so to reach the volume?

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Old 02-19-2010, 10:02 PM   #2
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Gravity trumps volume. Keep note and do better next time.

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If your OG is on, why dilute it? Leave it be.

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That was my thoughts.....I wonder why this time my boil off was so much more?

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That was my thoughts.....I wonder why this time my boil off was so much more?
I think it has something to do with the humidity in the air, and a few other environmental factors.
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