My first batch, Caribou Slobber, is in bottles, and I only got a little over 7 bottles worth. My second, Dead Ringer IPA, is in the fermenter and from the looks of things, I’ll get a little less with this one. That tells me for whatever reason, I’m losing more water volume to boil-off than I’m supposed to. I start with 1.25 gal water as directed. I assume it would be bad to add more water after the boil? Or can I do it at the end, if the new water is boiled as well?
I suppose a better way would be to figure out how much volume I need to start with in order to end with 1 gal 45 minutes later. Hmm…any thoughts?