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Old 09-08-2012, 01:45 AM   #1
Aug 2012
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Ok, quick question. My second batch ever. I cooled the wort, poured it through a strainer into my primary, passed it between a couple buckets to aerate it, pitched the yeast, and capped it. After about 5 minutes I remembered I forgot the top off 2 gallons. I sanitized a bucket and dumped in two filtered gallons. Is this going FO mess up the batch??

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Old 09-08-2012, 02:20 AM   #2
Jul 2012
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You'll probably get a "Who knows" response seeing the amount of factors in your situation. It seems you understand that minimal handling is optimal - I'd bet you'll be fine considering the history of brewing beer. Besides - what are your options - you really want to re-sanitize and re-pitch? Give many, many more details just for S&G's.

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Old 09-08-2012, 02:23 AM   #3
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I think you'll be just fine, considering it was 5 minutes after pitching

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Old 09-08-2012, 02:26 AM   #4
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It'll be totally fine. That is a typical way to add top off water, to cool the wort first, aerate and then add the top off water.
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:27 AM   #5
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Sounds to me like you made some beer.

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Old 09-08-2012, 05:08 AM   #6
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100% fine... at least on adding the water
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