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Old 02-25-2010, 12:50 PM   #1
hector
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Hi there !

I'm a new Homebrewer and I'm planning to brew my first AG batch in the Spring .

After collecting and boiling the Wort , should I transfer it directly to the Fermenter ,

OR should I dilute it with water to the desired Volume ( like extract brewing ) and

then transfer it to the Fermenter ?!

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Old 02-25-2010, 12:54 PM   #2
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You would only want to dilute an all grain wort if you severely overshot your original gravity. As far as desired volume goes, just make sure you have about a gallon more wort pre-boil than you want post-boil.



 
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:12 PM   #3
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So , why should the Wort be diluted with water to the desired Volume by Extract brewing ?!

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Old 02-25-2010, 07:27 PM   #4
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So , why should the Wort be diluted with water to the desired Volume by Extract brewing ?!

Hector
That is how the recipes are designed.

When you brew all grain, all of your sugars come from mashing/sparging. Your grain bill determins the fermentable sugars, and after you mash, sparge and boil, if you add water, you will thin it out. That is why you do a full boil with all grain.

With extract, recipes are designed so that if you add your extract to 5-5.5 gallons of water, you will have the designated OG of the recipe...

That is how I understand it.

 
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