Hello all I just brewed my second batch today (BB American Pale Ale) and I noticed something and I was wondering whether it was something I am doing, maybe you can help. On both batched when I took the initial OG reading in the primary bucket (before the yeast was added, and ~70 degrees) I reach my desired OG range (specified by the kit) before I am near five gallons. My first batch wasnt so bad I got the correct OG around 4 1/2 gallons. However, this batch I got to the desired OG at only just above 4 gallons.
now, I know I'd rather have the correct OG than the correct volume; but I am sure almost a gallon (thats like 2342349234 beers). like i said i was careful with my temperature (both of the wort and the air), and as far as I could tell the brewing went smooth (again, a BB kit).
Any ideas/suggestions/'don't worry about it's'?? Like I said I'd rather less of a stronger beer then more weak ones. Just curious. Thanks.