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Title: Is over-watering fatal?
Post by: bluefoxicy on July 31, 2010, 01:21:51 AM
I made this

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/recipe-kits/extract-kits/extract-ale-kits/irish-draught-ale-extract-kit.html

But instead of 1.045 I got 1.034.  Apparently 5 gallons (on my 6 gallon carboy) wasn't where I remembered it was...

Fatal?  Or just same style, more of a session beer?
Title: Re: Is over-watering fatal?
Post by: euge on July 31, 2010, 01:32:36 AM
Definitely a Mild. Of course you could add some extract or sugar if you wanted to.
Title: Re: Is over-watering fatal?
Post by: a10t2 on July 31, 2010, 01:54:24 AM
Partial boil? If it should have been 1.045 at 5 gallons, to get 1.034 you'd need 6.6 gal, so something's off.
Title: Re: Is over-watering fatal?
Post by: bluefoxicy on July 31, 2010, 02:01:18 AM
Partial boil? If it should have been 1.045 at 5 gallons, to get 1.034 you'd need 6.6 gal, so something's off.

True.  It was mostly extract/honey, with some specialty grains (like a pound), so I don't see how efficiency could go into this.  Maybe my reading was bad somehow.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs015.ash2/34126_1439729306578_1033398210_1252604_3920622_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Is over-watering fatal?
Post by: kinanik on July 31, 2010, 03:16:29 AM
You're adjusting for temperature, right? IIRC, hydromeders read accurately at 60F, so if your room is at 70F you'll have to add .002-.003 per 10 degrees. That, combined with over watering could explain the differential.
Title: Re: Is over-watering fatal?
Post by: tygo on July 31, 2010, 04:04:24 AM
Are you sure you got an accurate reading with that foam in the way?  A little tough to tell from the picture but it looks like it might be reading more than 1.034 to me.