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Old 03-18-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
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So, I normally don't drink too much while I am brewing (all grain). However, this weekend I did and did not realize I collected way too much wort in my 6.5 gal carboy. I made a 5 gal batch and ended up with almost 6 gal. Did not take gravity reading and it is fermenting like crazy. Advice!

 
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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Get a blowoff tube on it or set it in a tub that will catch the spill and take the bung out. Cool it off if you can, cooler beers ferment slower and make fewer off flavors. Maybe put some cool water in a tub and set the fermenter in that.

 
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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So no need to add any sugar? Thank you for replying. Been doing this for 8 years now and have never had too much wort! Thanks again. I am going to have to break out the hydrometer again. Got too arrogant I guess.

 
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:50 PM   #5
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Congrats! You made an extra 1/2 gallon of beer. I would not try and add any extra sugars at this point and let it ride.

 
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:03 PM   #6
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Congrats! You made an extra 1/2 gallon of beer. I would not try and add any extra sugars at this point and let it ride.
Thank you. I appreciate the positive spin. I will let you know how it turns out.

 
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:06 PM   #7
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gallon = 5 extra beers!


WOOHOO!
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:17 PM   #8
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It also appears that I did not add my Irish moss!

 
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:25 PM   #9
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Give it time it will clear without it...
Congrats on the extra beer.
It like me you will wish you kept notes its the mistake I usually want to repeat

 
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:02 AM   #10
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Give it time it will clear without it...
Congrats on the extra beer.
It like me you will wish you kept notes its the mistake I usually want to repeat
Thanks all! It is going to be an Oaked Bourbon Rye IPA one day......hopefully

 
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