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Old 02-16-2013, 03:40 AM   #1
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Today was my second brew. Brewed a Belgian Golden Ale. I thought I had a perfect brew until I just checked up on my carboy and noticed that I filled it up past the 5 gallon mark by about 3/4 of an inch. Don't know how that happened. Is my batch ruined?
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:45 AM   #2
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No, it will be fine, but because u used up some of the head space in the carboy you may need to put on a blow off tube set up in case the krausen try's to escape the carboy.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:07 AM   #3
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That happens when I drink and brew too ;-)

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:08 AM   #4
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No worries, it's a Belgian pale ale now

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:11 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, just pulled a gravity reading of 1.066- according to the recipe it should've been 1.071- 1.075. I'll be more careful next time.

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:54 PM   #6
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One more question... Will I still hit within the specified FG on the kit recipe sheet?

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #7
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You could hit 1-2 points lower.

 
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