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  1. Meds

    Did I save it or did I just dilute it?

    Thanks for the tip Jack. I'll take it to my mates over the week end and polish the lot over a bbq! Time to start planning the next batch =]
  2. Meds

    Did I save it or did I just dilute it?

    Update! I cracked open one of the bottles over the week end (1 week from bottling). Tasted fine! if anything it is slightly too fruity in its aftertaste.. Otherwise there is zero cardboard flavour and plenty of bitterness. Despite all the above errors, it is a very drinkable beer. Happy days!
  3. Meds

    Did I save it or did I just dilute it?

    Cheers Jack. Over the week end I took 2 consecutive readings and bottled it. I have also realised now that by taking the lid off the fermenter and adding the water I would have let all the CO2 escape from the headspace... I also shook the fermenter to re-suspend the yeast... Many terrible...
  4. Meds

    Did I save it or did I just dilute it?

    I think you are right about the OG being incorrect... I didn't realise that a higher concentration at the bottom could create an error.. I must admit I did not shake or mix the wort between the boil and measuring the OG.. I'll wait until Sunday and take another reading to see if it drops any...
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    Did I save it or did I just dilute it?

    Yeah I thought the repitch would work but because there was no sign of activity I really don't know if the lower gravity at 1.024 was because I added water and diluted it.. Or whether the yeast actually kicked off and went through more sugar... My target final Gravity was supposed to be 1.012 :(.
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    Did I save it or did I just dilute it?

    Hey guys, On the 26th of April I brewed a 20L grain infused IPA batch via a partial boil method as I only have a 19L boil pot... However After boiling all the right ingredients I ended up transferring 15L into my fermenter and failed to add the extra 5L to make up the full 20L batch... I just...
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