Just brewed an all-grain pale ale recipe yesterday. Took my SG and it was way higher then the recipe says it should be. Mine was 1.063. Recipe says it should be 1.054. I then realized I made a bone head move and brewed for a 5 gallon batch instead of the recipe calling for a 6 gallon batch. Used Notty for the yeast and the airlock has not started to bubble.
I'm looking for feed back on which of three options I should go with:
1. Add a gallon of boiled and cooled (70 degrees) water to the fermentor now.
2. wait until primary fermentation has finished then add the water.
3. let it go and see what I get.
Let me know what you think.
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