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Old 03-03-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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Hello! Newbie question -
I did an all-grain batch last night, and when I got the boil going, realized my water level was a little low. I was out of bottled, and the municipal supply isn't great.

Can I add (distilled) water during or after fermentation? say add a half gallon to the bottling bucket and let it mix as it transfers?

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Old 03-03-2013, 05:19 PM   #2
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Yes, you can use distilled except for the mash where you need mineral content. Add it before fermentation starts if you can.

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Old 03-03-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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Yeah, you can. If it's just taking off though, I would add it now. Just make sure the water isn't super cold so you don't shock the yeast. Room temp would be fine.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:26 PM   #4
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If you bottle you could just add more water to your priming solution

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