Originally Posted by jmp138
To get down to 5 gallons you should boil longer, I bet your OG was off. I just boil until I get my desired volume and calculate hop additions accordingly.
And that is one very clear cream ale, I believe I may need to brew one soon!
Nice Cream Ale...
I second the comment on the boil down of the extract brew. If you are using extract, and you get 6.2 gallons instead of 5, say on a beer planned at 1.046, you are actually going to get 1.037. It will still be good, but not the beer that you THOUGHT you were brewing, the OG is nearly 20% low.