- Oct 17, 2016
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Hi! Another noob question. If my primary ingredients are measured for 5 gallons, but each batch I make I only get 4 gallons liquid into my carboy, can i add a gallon (either boiled or sterilized) water into the primary (my ingredients are in a mesh bag) and let is soak a day or two more and then add into my carboy? I'm just starting, so I only have 5 and 1 gallon carboys. I should at this point use a 3 and 1, but I don't have that option. I don't want to top off with water (I did that once and don't like what it did to the pear flavor, then I topped it off with white wine).