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Old 03-02-2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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I bought 5gls of water to make my next patch of beer...how do I end up with almost 6gls after 40min of boiling in my primary. I boiled with 2 gls and put the other 3 in my primary...Once I poured the boiled wort I ended up with almost 6gls....I dont get it..

 
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:29 PM   #2
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I am sure you added extract to your boil which can be any where from 3 to 8 lbs. of thick solution disolved into your original 2 gallons.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:29 PM   #3
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you added liquid malt extract I am guessing. Add the X# of pounds of LME to your volume. I think 3.3lbs LME is ~0.5gals. I could be off on that but I would venture a guess that is where your extra volume is.

Similar results if you are using DME
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:29 PM   #4
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Your math is off somewhere...2+3!=6

edit: or you are an extract brewer and I am too retarted to realize that.

 
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:29 PM   #5
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I bought 5gls of water to make my next patch of beer...how do I end up with almost 6gls after 40min of boiling in my primary. I boiled with 2 gls and put the other 3 in my primary...Once I poured the boiled wort I ended up with almost 6gls....I dont get it..
hmm... maybe you didnt lose that much to evaporation. That coupled with all the extract added, might have kicked you over the 5 gal mark..

 
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:34 PM   #6
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Was that 5 Imperial gallons of water?
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:35 PM   #7
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Along with what everyone else said, there could be some hops taking up some space, as well as your bucket or carboy not being properly calibrated

 
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:39 PM   #8
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It is also possible that the 5 gallons of water you purchased was a bit more than 5 gallons. I think those bottles are a little bigger than 5 gallons. Did you measure it, or did you rely on the bottle quantity?

 
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:43 PM   #9
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All of that stuff plus - Did you boil with the lid on that pot? That would cause the water to not evaporate.

 
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:28 PM   #10
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I did use hopped liquid malt extract 3.3lb...plus some aroma hops. so the fact that I ended up with 6 gls is that going to affect the alcohol volume? my SG was 1.050 and after 5 days my reading is 10.20...

 
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