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I recently bought too much grain to make a yorkshire bitter. Below are my ingredients.
5.8kg MO
0.4kg crystal malt 60L
0.2kg torrified wheat
0.06kg chocolate malt

This will give me an expected OG of 1.064 for a 23l batch.

How should I fix my recipe so that I get an OG of approx 1.045.
I have a 30l fermenter and a 25l fermenter and am mashing in a grainfather.
Should I dilute my recipe and if so how much water should I add?

Cheers
 

burkeyturk

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Hahahahaha I know right.[/QUOT
I recently bought too much grain to make a yorkshire bitter. Below are my ingredients.
5.8kg MO
0.4kg crystal malt 60L
0.2kg torrified wheat
0.06kg chocolate malt

This will give me an expected OG of 1.064 for a 23l batch.

How should I fix my recipe so that I get an OG of approx 1.045.
I have a 30l fermenter and a 25l fermenter and am mashing in a grainfather.
Should I dilute my recipe and if so how much water should I add?

Cheers
All the grain has been combined in one bag and milled as well.
 

2cranky

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Give it a good mix and reduce the total to 3.8 kg?

Or brew it and enjoy it.
 

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I think I will reduce the grain weight to 4.52kg and use the rest for an exctract brew or something.
Yes, you can partial mash that remaining MO, add it to a Cooper's kit and impress your non-craftbrew friends.
That balance of malt, yeast esters and hops of a good British bitter is far too important to dilute $#!t.
 

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Can't you just add more water to the fermenter? I'm not sure how much though
 

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If you top the fermenter up to 33L you will hit the right gravity. You won't have the same malt profile though and you'll need to add 50% more hops.
 

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