I brewed a NB Rum Runner Stout tonight (1-gallon), and missed heavily on the original gravity at 1.101. I had figured it to be around 1.070. I pitched a Safale-04 yeast that was in the kit.
So my questions are:
- In order to bring it down to your ideal OG, do you just add water?
- Do you check the original gravity before you cool the wort? I only ask this because if you don’t have distilled water, could you contaminate the beer by just adding filtered water?
- Will the yeast survive and will I get beer?
Any help is appreciated.