My friend had an issue with his first batch, all he has is a 5 gal carboy and he lost alot of volume to blow off...
His PLAN is to cook his 5 gallon extract kit like normal, but only fill to 4 gallons, pitch yeast, ferment, then add the last gallon of water in his bottling bucket.
My thought is that the yeast wont like the change in gravity, concentration of alcohol might get too high, but i am relatively new to this stuff also, so what can i say to him, is this perfectly acceptable? Or is this beer death waiting to happen?!?!
Coming up: IPA
Fermenting: NADA grrrrr....
Bottles: American Amber, ESB, Pilsner, Choc Stout, Boch