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Old 01-24-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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Default Ugh, stupid mistake.

I racked off an IPA today and noticed I had more beer than I should have. I looked at the primary bucket and realized I had filled it to 6 gallons, not 5 in the primary. There's nothing to be lost it letting it age for a bit and giving it a taste, but I suspect I've got a batch of watery garbage.


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Old 01-24-2009, 11:44 PM   #2
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Probably not. Maybe a bit lighter in body than you planned, but still beer. What was your OG and SG?


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Old 01-24-2009, 11:48 PM   #3
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If you had added too much top off water to a 3% mild brown ale, you might end up with something less that stellar. But a little too much added to an IPA...worst case is you end up with a very nice...upper end APA.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:50 PM   #4
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Probably not. Maybe a bit lighter in body than you planned, but still beer. What was your OG and SG?
I stopped measuring years ago when I realized I was never going to change anything based on the results.
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Probably not. Maybe a bit lighter in body than you planned, but still beer. What was your OG and SG?
I'll know in a couple of weeks when I keg it.

I'm going to make one of those rolling kegerators this summer.
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Wont be THAT big of a difference, I wouldnt worry about it.
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I'll know in a couple of weeks when I keg it.
How are you going to fit 6 gallons of beer into a 5 gallon keg? Maybe you should brew up 4 gallons of something and do a blended batch?
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How are you going to fit 6 gallons of beer into a 5 gallon keg? Maybe you should brew up 4 gallons of something and do a blended batch?
I spent the afternoon thinking about what to do with that extra gallon. I may get one of those caps to force carb a soda bottle and put it in a couple of them.
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Eis IPA.

Freeze it!
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I stopped measuring years ago when I realized I was never going to change anything based on the results.
That's my thought process. A little bit of a weak argument if something goes wrong.....but none the less get's the job done.


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