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Offline guido

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Am I being too picky?
« on: April 28, 2013, 05:54:56 PM »
I brewed a 12 gallon batch of Kolsch today.  I'm not used to my new 20 gallon kettle, so I had more boil-off than expected.  My O.G. is 1.060 rather than the 1.050 I was shooting for.  Do I dilute the wort down with some water to get a lower gravity for what I want to be a session beer, or should I RDWHAHB?
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Re: Am I being too picky?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013, 06:10:16 PM »
I would dilute a bit.  It's not a hop driven style, so a little hop utilization loss wouldn't hurt badly, and it would bring the gravity down to a more average strength, which is desireable for Kolsch.  But you know, I've done both in the past.  You'll make good beer either way.
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Re: Am I being too picky?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 06:12:27 PM »
Needless to say, RDWHAHB !
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Re: Am I being too picky?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 06:32:36 PM »
I'm thinking about a 1/2 gallon in each carboy should take it into the 1054-1.055 range.
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Re: Am I being too picky?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2013, 06:34:21 PM »
Sounds like a winner.  I bet it'll be tasty.
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Am I being too picky?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 04:33:06 AM »
I don't think you are being too picky and I've done the same thing before.
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Re: Am I being too picky?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 07:23:45 AM »
Been there, done that.

But I know I'm picky.  8)
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