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Old 12-07-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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When I filled my LBK up to the 8.5 qt mark last night after pouring my wort, it was dead on 8.5. Apparently, what I had it on wasnt level. Once I moved it to where I have it now, it shows this morning about a 1/4 inch BELOW the 8.5 mark. Did I just mess up? With it not having the right amount of water to wort, is that gonna screw this oatmeal stout up? Now, im pissed at myself!

BTW, Im only using the LBK to ferment the brew, it isnt a Mr Beer kit.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:06 PM   #2
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No, it is not screwed up. You could be a gallon low and it would be beer, just stronger beer. You could be a gallon high and it would be beer, just weaker beer. You are off far less than a gallon, I'm sure. I doubt it will even be noticeable. Carry on as I'd you hadn't noticed it. As long as your OG was good, you are better off with a "bad" volume.

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:07 PM   #3
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Meant to reiterate: Top off to gravity, not volume.

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:11 PM   #4
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What temp was the wort? Volume will decrease proportionally with temperature decrease. Ever Fill a dirty carboy to the top with hot water to let it soak, come back in the morning and the level is quite a bit lower once it has cooled.

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:14 PM   #5
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Don't give him false hope!!!!!

It is SO screwed up! I can't even look at you, you screwed up SO BAD!!!!!!!!




If anything it will be richer and higher ABV.

Will probably be your best beer ever.

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:17 PM   #6
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Its no good, bottle it up and send it to me. I will dispose of it properly.

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:47 PM   #7
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Listen to Cheezydemon on this.


I can't believe I just wrote that...

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:51 PM   #8
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What temp was the wort? Volume will decrease proportionally with temperature decrease. Ever Fill a dirty carboy to the top with hot water to let it soak, come back in the morning and the level is quite a bit lower once it has cooled.
Agreed (although you mean directly, not proportionally - your volume won't change 10% if your temp changes 10%), this could absolutely account for your different volume measurement.

If this is really bothering you, you COULD boil some water, let it cool, and add it to your batch. I'm not recommending it and I certainly wouldn't do it myself, but it is an option...

You are more likely to do harm (oxidize or infect) than you are to do good. Leave it alone. RDWHAHB.

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:19 PM   #9
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K. Leaving it alone and letting it rock on. And for those wanting me to bottle it and send it to them, I'll give you my dads favorite saying..."no".
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:29 PM   #10
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It certainly is alot of fun to worry over nothing........lol
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