# Gravity over shot.

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#### thebrewersgrimm44

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Is there a formula to calculate how much water to add to dilute your wort if you get a higher gravity then you were looking for?

#### skydvr74

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SG*Volume/desired SG=final volume.
Ex. 5 gal 1.060, but you wanted 1.050
60 SG*5 gal= 300 gravity points/50=6 gal. So add 1 gallon of water to get your desired gravity

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#### thebrewersgrimm44

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This formula work on 5 or 10 bbl correct?

#### pdietert

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Do you mean 5 or 10 gallons? Either way, barrels or gallons - 5 or 10 it will work.

#### opiate82

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Or you could just let it ride and have a higher ABV beer.

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#### thebrewersgrimm44

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I understand that but if I was looking for consistence then.... I wouldn't want a high alcohol

#### opiate82

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I understand that but if I was looking for consistence then.... I wouldn't want a high alcohol

That is fine, although depending on your beer consistency might be lost by diluting because it will change your hop utilization. /shrug

Just see a lot of these posts where people think they need to be spot on their numbers either due to newness or OCD. I just like to remind them there is another way.

#### NTexBrewer

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C1 * v1 = c2 *v2. Where c is the concentration, or gravity, and v is the volume.

So, initial gravity divided by desired gravity times initial volume equals the volume needed. Take the difference between the volume needed and the initial volume and add it.

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Works for boil off too

#### drainbamage

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How much did you overshoot by? Is it worth being concerned about?

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#### thebrewersgrimm44

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I'm opening a nano brewery where consistency is everything. And I was looking for the formula to figure out if I over shoot on the bigger system the first few batches to be able to compensate. I know this seems like a brewing 101 question. But I haven't over shot yet but anything is possible!!!!

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