I just brewed and am fermenting the NB Brickwarmer Red Ale kit.
I followed the recipe pretty close except for a few things.
I boiled 4 gals and topped to 5 instead of the 2.5 in the instructions and also added crushed coriander seeds in a mesh bag @ 15 min to the end of the boil.
When I measured the OG it came out to 1.052 instead of the 1.062 that the instructions state. Could that be due to the 4 gal boil and then top off to 5? Could/would the coriander play any role in the lower gravity?
Can anyone give me any suggestions surrounding any additions they have made to this kit? I dont think this kit needs a secondary, but I was thinking of dropping 2 cinnamon sticks in if I did. Can they be dropped in the primary after fermentation is done?
Thanks for any insight. Again, this forum is awesome. I am very new at this (this is my 3rd brew) but the info from here and the actual brew day teach me something every time.