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Offline BP79

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Re: Effects of boiling too much water
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2011, 10:31:37 AM »
I think Yogi's "When you come to a fork in the road, take it" quote applies to this situation.  The fork is pointing me towards adding more yeast and waiting.  Thanks again.  I report back in early Nov.

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Re: Effects of boiling too much water
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2011, 10:55:09 AM »
I did a bit of looking and found a few recipes for this beer.  Most put your target OG between 1.056 and 1.062.  If the one you used is typical to the ones I looked at, I'd just go with topping it up to 5.5 gals and letting it go.  The extreme reading is more than likely from the wort not being mixed as well as you might have hoped.

More than likely it will finish up just fine.

Good luck with it!

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Re: Effects of boiling too much water
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2011, 10:58:19 AM »
I'm surprised you shook it for five minutes. ??? Top it up and add actively fermenting yeast- so you'll need to make a starter and add it while it's at it's peak.
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Re: Effects of boiling too much water
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2011, 11:19:45 AM »
Yeah, who knows, maybe I didn't take the reading properly, either or, I certainly didn't add enough yeast.  I'm going to make a starter tonight and add it in thursday morning.