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Old 03-02-2011, 11:37 PM   #1
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2 week ago I brewed a batch of Cream Ale, pitched the yeast and let it so it's thing. An hour or so layer it hit me I did not add water to bring it up to 5 gal. Last night I racked to the secondary and added 1 gal to bring the brew up to 5 gal. Should I be worried. Everything was thoroughly sanitized.


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Old 03-02-2011, 11:41 PM   #2
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maybe some one else would have a different answer. but i wouldn't think so. only thing i can think of is if it doesnt get mixed in well. but that shouldnt be a problem since you still have to transfer one more time. are you gonna bottle or keg?


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Old 03-02-2011, 11:43 PM   #3
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I agree that it shouldn't matter, but I probably would have left it. Would have been a good beer and slightly stronger than intended, but no problems.
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oxidation perhaps?
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:52 PM   #5
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shouldnt be to bad if he added it slowley.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:11 AM   #6
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It will be bottled. I did think about leaving it alone, but not sure how strong it would be, no problem for me, but taking it on a trip and some friends will be trying home brew for the first time. Hope it turns out ok. Thanks for the info!
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Good to go. As long as you were gentle in adding the water I dont see that there should be a problem


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