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smiatke

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Hi all,

I've recently made by second batch of home brew using a basic starter kit.

Following a recipe kit I started the wort on the stovetop by boiling a Brewblend, Wheat Malt Powder and 2.5L of water. After steeping the hops for 20 minutes, I emptied this into the fermenter and annoyingly left the tap open. I realised pretty quickly but reckon I lost maybe 200mL out of the 2.5L mixture.

After this, the extract kit can was added, water to top up to 21L, and yeast.

All is going as to be expected and the brew is happily fermenting away but I'm wondering what the likely effects of the spillage are. Say I lost 8-10% of the initial 2.5L of wort, how might this effect the final result?

Cheers!
Sam
 

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Hi Sam,

Did you take a gravity reading after you added the water to your wort?
 

smiatke

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Hi tramsjoe,

Yes, I measured SG after topping up with water and adding the recipe kit can - prior to adding the yeast.
Was a bit higher than I expected but seems reasonable still - 1.062.
 

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