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Old 10-10-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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5.6 Gal in the fermenter, whereas the recipe called for only 5. I was wondering if an volume increase by .6 affected anything else in the brew besides a drop in IBU's?

I did not do a full boil, 2.6 gal split with around 3 gal top-up.


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Old 10-10-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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Slightly lower gravity and ABV when done. Most of the time, I brew to 5.5 gallons to allow for trub.


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Old 10-10-2012, 07:31 PM   #3
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Thanks. Its just that I took a hydro reading and I've hit my FG after 4 days, had a sneaky little taste and it just feels 'thin', you know what I mean. I was thinking...aaaah, hell, you've gone and made a watery beer by adding an extra .6 gal!
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When beer is young it typically tastes a little watered down. An extra half gallon is 10% diluted. If the recipe was around 5.5% ABV you'll get 5%. Not a big deal in my book.
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