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Old 10-08-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I am getting ready to bottle a 1 gallon barleywine kit. I noticed that the volume to be bottled is remarkably lower than the 1 gallon it should have produced. I need to get this bottled, but I'm not sure what to do with it. Should I top up to 1 gallon with water prior to bottling, or should I just bottle what I have?

Any advice would be good. Thanks!

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:45 PM   #2
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What size are the bottles that you are using?

One gallon is 128 fluid ounces. Five 22 oz beer bottles will handle this volume with some left over.

My point is that once you determine which bottles you will use, you can determine the volume of barley wine that will be bottled. This will give you a better opportunity to calculate how much water, if any, you should add to bring your final volume into an acceptable range.

I hope that this helps.


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Old 10-10-2013, 07:57 PM   #3
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Sounds like you've already fermented. If so, do not add water.

You say you have a 1 gallon kit. How much beer did you put into your fermenter?

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Old 10-10-2013, 08:11 PM   #4
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Did you account for loss during fermentation? If it is anything like beer then there could have been some loss of volume there.

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