Reducing OG

Just finished a batch and the targer OG was 1.054 and achieved a 1.060 which is a little high for the style. Have never added water to correct. How much would you add? Have 5.2 gallons in the fermenter. Plan to cool down to 50 degrees over night and pitch yeast in the am in which would add cooled boiled water but don’t want to add too much. :cheers:

If you are supposed to have 5.5 gallons at 1.054 that is 297 gravity points (5.5*54)

The gravity in the kettle does not change (nor do your gravity points), so if you have 5.5 gallons at 1.060, that is 330 gravity points. 330 divided by your final target gravity of 1.054 (330/54) is 6.1 gallons, so you need to add .6 gallons.

Clear as mud?

My pre-boil wort was 6.5 gallons. Would the amount be the same?? :cheers:

If you are supposed to have 5.5 gallons at 1.054 that is 297 gravity points (5.5*54)

The gravity in the kettle does not change (nor do your gravity points), so if you have 5.5 gallons at 1.060, that is 330 gravity points. 330 divided by your final target gravity of 1.054 (330/54) is 6.1 gallons, so you need to add .6 gallons.

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Excellent info. :cheers:

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