- May 31, 2018
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It's not even a mistake, per se. This was your first attempt, so you can only get better! The biggest thing I can say from my earlier brewing days, is don't become obsessed with numbers. They are a guideline and as you learn your system, and get better at the actual brewing process, you'll be able to close the gap. The biggest issue for me when I started was I was constantly butt hurt when I didn't hit my numbers exactly. It's mostly about volume in the beginning, especially with extract, because you basically get 95% efficiency from the extract. Top off water is usually a thing for extract brewers who don't do full volume boils (due to a smaller kettle). That would have diluted the wort a bit and brought your OG down, depending on how much water you added.ya I had no clue about the top off water part. It was so far my biggest mistake.