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Old 02-16-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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Stupid question and sorry for bothering everyone. I used 4 gallons instead of the recommended 2.5 gallons per my extract kit instructions. So the question is would this cause my OG to be higher than if I did the 2.5 gallons? Kit says it should be 1.052 and I am getting 1.060. I already have more than 5 gallons in the fermenter. Should I add more water.


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Old 02-16-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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What kind of kit? Sounds like you got better efficiency.


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Old 02-16-2013, 09:13 PM   #3
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1.060 isn't such a high gravity that yeastiebeasties wouldn't be able to handle it. You can always water your beer down, but your only shot to concentrate it is during the boil.

I would have expected the OG to be lower. Same amount of fermentables in a greater volume of water.
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Northern Brew La Petite Orange. Should I just leave the OG at 1.060 and pitch the yeast?
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #5
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Did you mix it thoroughly before you took your OG?
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:25 PM   #6
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Yes mixed it really good. Put it in the fermenting bucket closed lid and swirled for about 3 min. Has a lot of froth on top now. Have not added yeast yet.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:30 PM   #7
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Your fine just pitch your yeast! The worst that can happen is its under pitch but it think you'll be just fine. What kind of yeast do you have.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:34 PM   #8
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Wyeast 1214. Smack pack that finally stated to swell after about 9 hours. Also have a white labs Wlp530 as a back up. Should I maybe put both yeast packs in.


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