Tonight I brewed up a regular 5 gallon all grain final volume beer, but barely ended up with 3 gallons and I had to add about a gallon just to top it off. I swear I have 1 to 1 1/2 gallons of hops in the bottom of the carboy as well. I started with about 7 gallons in the pot.
Is it possible I boiled off that much and the hops sucked up the rest in a 60 minute boil? I’m pretty disappointed and amazed. I’ll try to take a picture as well to add to the fun…Now this is a 6 1/2 gal carboy and the beer was only up to that last ring and I added to get it up to where you see it in the picture.