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Old 04-18-2013, 01:18 AM   #1
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When doing a 5 gallon brew I'm only getting 42 bottles? My last brew I got 42 too. Don't understand what I'm doing wrong. Thank you for the help

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Old 04-18-2013, 01:21 AM   #2
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are you starting brewing with 5 gallons water, or are you starting with more like 6.5? sounds like you might be starting with less water than you need to. have you measured the gravity?

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Old 04-18-2013, 01:22 AM   #3
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You will lose some brew to trub in the bottom of the fermenter. What is the recipe, is it a kit with pre measured ingredients. or your own all grain recipe? plus generally you will lose about .75 gallons in a 1 hour boil.

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Old 04-18-2013, 01:22 AM   #4
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A lot of the water during the boil evaporates and more does the same during fermentation. Did you add more water to the batch when you put it into the fermentor? May be the problem. Hope that helps.

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Old 04-18-2013, 01:23 AM   #5
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are you starting brewing with 5 gallons water, or are you starting with more like 6.5? sounds like you might be starting with less water than you need to. have you measured the gravity?
I have been filling it up to the 5 gallon line.
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I got 42 bottles only once. I had used the 5 gallon carboy for the primary rather than the 6 gallon. the rest of the times I got 50 or so.

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You will lose some brew to trub in the bottom of the fermenter. What is the recipe, is it a kit with pre measured ingredients. or your own all grain recipe?
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:24 AM   #8
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Normal, make a 5 gallon batch and expect less.

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A lot of the water during the boil evaporates and more does the same during fermentation. Did you add more water to the batch when you put it into the fermentor? May be the problem. Hope that helps.
I only have a 5 gallon pot. So I do a 3 gallon boil then fill my fermentor to the 5 gallon line.
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Can I make a 6gallon mark on my fermentor will that work?

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