Full boil question?

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geim32

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This is my first full boil. I'm gonna start with around 6 gals of water. My question is when I pour into the primary if I'm a little short of 5 gals can I just add water or will that affect anything?

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No, topping off with a bit of sanitary water that is not chlorinated is not a problem.
 

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If you want, you can brew a 10 gallon batch with 5 gallons of water, and dilute it out to 10 gallons in the fermenter(s). Dilution is not a dirty word, go for it.

Anyway, people stress too much about boiloff rates and final volume. Do what you have to do to hit your OG.
 

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