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Old 03-26-2013, 08:49 AM   #1
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So i cant boil a total of water to equal the full 5 gallon batch. So this being said wat is if any problems with not hitting that 5 gallon mark on point. I just finished a brew and after i airated im a little over cause of the bubbles.


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Old 03-26-2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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Nothing wrong with boiling as much as you can and then topping up to 5 gal after the boil. You gravity reading should be your guide on how much you top up to. If you don't have a hydrometer, they are cheap and very useful. Odds are you're probably fine if you are close to 5 gallons though.


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I top off to the total liquid volume in the recipe/kit. All else being equal,you should be in range for the listed OG.
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If you are 1 milliliter over or under your beer will be ruined. Better get it EXACTLY to 5 gallons.


Naw, I'm just kidding. I usually eyeball it with the markings on my bucket. I wouldn't sweat it being slightly over or under. Now, don't be 1/2 gallon over or under, unless it makes sense for your gravity reading. As suggested, I highly recommend taking gravity readings to know where you stand with your beer. Good luck!
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I top off to the total liquid volume in the recipe/kit. All else being equal,you should be in range for the listed OG.
Do you account for turb when topping off or do you just fill to the five gallon mark
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Since I strain all going into the fermenter,I don't account for trub/yeast as I only get about 3/8" trub. It compacts down to that after 3 weeks in primary.
I still get 48-52 bottles out of 5 gallons.
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Since I strain all going into the fermenter,I don't account for trub/yeast as I only get about 3/8" trub. It compacts down to that after 3 weeks in primary.
I still get 48-52 bottles out of 5 gallons.
Are there any disadvantages from straining before fermintation? Cause if there arent any seems like a good way to introduce some oxygen to the wort..
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Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated
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You need to aerate your wort before pitching, so straining helps, if anything.
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What about hop loss does this affect flavor if u take it out before fermintation?


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