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jimmyjack

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Ok this is what ive done, i have heated an extra 5 litres of water so i could have some for sanitiary stuff etc, I have forgotten to take that 5 litres out before pouring into my mash!!!! so instead of mashing with 15.65 lt of water I am with 20, What will this do??? My thoughts are to now sparge with only 15 to get my final volume made up for the boil. ?? any suggestions??
 

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Yeah just reduce the sparge a little to get your volume correct or you could boil longer. It may affect your efficiency a little but it is no major drama. You just end up with a thin mash.
 

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it wont matter too much, you'll just have a thinner mash than normal. Just take the difference of your sparge water.

Just curious how much grain are you using?

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i am using 6 kg to make up for 65 effeciency
 

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That's just over 3l/kg, shouldn't be a problem. Like the others have said, just adjust your sparge to get your calculated pre-boil volume.
 

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3.4L/kg should be ok. It will in theory produce a slightly more fermentable wort that will result in a dryer type beer.
I always mash at 3L per kg , so yours isnt much different.

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thx guys you have put my mind at ease. I usually learn these things the hard way, but it looks like its not a terrible mistake. To make things worse i just dropped my beer filter on the ground and broke the john guest fitting, oh well guess i will have another beer.
 

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