Full disclosure, this is only my second extract kit. I’m calling my first a huge success. I brewed the Chinook IPA following directions to a tee and it is delicious. I was anxious to get started on another so I ordered the Dead Ringer IPA w/Specialty Grains which I just brewed last Saturday. I decided to do a full boil this time, but I didn’t realize at the time that I should make a few adjustments to NB’s partial boil instructions. I basically followed their directions except that I began with 5 gallons instead of 2.5. I steeped the grains in 5 gallons rather than 2.5 for about 20-25 minutes until it reached 170 degrees, removed and then brought the wort to a boil and added the hops as directed (for 2.5 gallons): 1 oz for 60 mins., 1oz for 20 mins and 2 oz for the last 5 mins. of boil. I made a reverse flow chiller which worked great and it rapidly brought the wort down to below 75 degrees in the fermenter. I then added about a quart of boiled and chilled water to the fermenter to make an even 5 gallons. I then pitched the 1000 ml yeast starter (WL California Ale). Fermentation took off about 12 hours later and is still bubbling nicely 6 days later.
My plan is to carry on as directed, ie transfer to secondary after 2 weeks in primary then add 1 oz of hops for 2 weeks before bottling.
So what can I expect? Will this be OK? Is there anything I can do at this point to correct my error? All comments and suggestions are appreciated!