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Old 03-24-2009, 08:10 PM   #1
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Is it okay to add water pre-boil to get to your target boil volume in case your mash/sparge volume ended up a bit low? I can't think of anything wrong with it, but just wanted to check.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:14 PM   #2
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Nothing at all wrong with it, but you'll get better efficiency if that water runs through the grain bed and picks up some more sugars...
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