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Old 08-24-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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Mar 2009
St. Louisan by choice, Missourian by geography.
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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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Old 08-24-2009, 05:19 PM   #2
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I am a let it go brewer. Every time I tinker with something already done I make it worse. You will have a different beer than what you started out to make but it still should be good.

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Old 08-24-2009, 05:21 PM   #3

It's just going to be a little bigger beer. Little different taste, but probably not a big deal. Let it go.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:34 AM   #4
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let it go man. why risk it?

how long ago did you pitch? To me nottingham seems slow to start often
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:29 AM   #5
Apr 2006
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I agree. Let it go!
Next: ???
Primary: Pumpkin Honey Brown
Secondary: Pumpkin Ale
Kegged: Nothing
On tap: Nothing

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Old 08-26-2009, 12:32 PM   #6
Jan 2009
Scottsdale, AZ
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+1 Let it go. Call it an imperial pale ale!

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