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brewlove

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Hi all,

I stuffed up yesterday - brew day went great all the way into the fermenter.
Brewing an IPA and had the spunding valve on a little too much - lost most of my batch.

My question is whether dry hop quantities can be reduced linearly

In the original quantity (25litres) I was to put 15g each of Amarillo, Cascade, Simcoe, Chinook at Day 3.
I now have about 5 litres of brew - should I reduce the dry hops to 3g each?

Thanks in advance!
 

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If you want the result you were aiming for initially, then you should adjust the dose to get the same g/L ratio. If you were aiming for a 25L batch and now have a 5L batch, then the ratio is 5L / 25L = 0.2. Therefore 15g * 0.2 = 3g & your calculations are correct.

My condolences on the loss. How did a spunding valve setting result in the loss of 80% of your batch?
 

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Yeah I wondering about the loss to. As someone just learning about pressure fermenting this may be a mistake I make too
 

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If you want the result you were aiming for initially, then you should adjust the dose to get the same g/L ratio. If you were aiming for a 25L batch and now have a 5L batch, then the ratio is 5L / 25L = 0.2. Therefore 15g * 0.2 = 3g & your calculations are correct.

My condolences on the loss. How did a spunding valve setting result in the loss of 80% of your batch?
Thanks for the confirmation. I went with those and hoping my remaining 5l tastes good after all of this 😀
 

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Yeah I wondering about the loss to. As someone just learning about pressure fermenting this may be a mistake I make too
Spund was in correct place but pressure up too high. The fermzilla i think is rated too 30ish psi The only thing I can put it down to was a very active ferment and a loose connector somewhere. Next time I'll be double checking everything
 

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