miscalculated boil off

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miscalculated boil off

Postby stouts » Sun Feb 10, 2002 7:25 pm

hi all , new here , i maid a british style ale and it was my first time using a keg and propane burner.i was told for a 5 gallon batch i could use 7 gallons cause 2 would boil off.well i wound up left w/ 6 gallons or so and the gravity was supposed to be 1.056 but wound up 1.044 how bad is the final product gonna be affected? i would like the alcahol but im more concerned w/ the taste , think it'll taste watery? thx Stouts
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Water amounts

Postby Azorean Brewer » Mon Feb 11, 2002 12:58 am

Hi stouts, I use a kettle / propane burner also, and made a pilsner yesterday. This is my method and it works, but it is not scientific by any means, my total water is 7 gallons, 3/4 gallon will stay behind soaked up by the grain, and one gallon will get boiled off, I consistantly get 5 - 5 1/4 gallons in the fermenter. As for your batch, I don't think that you will be able to notice any watered down qualities, just that the alcohol will be approx 1% lower. Use the beer calculator on this site to give you the predicteds OK ? good luck.
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