for the “Inebriated Sober Cream Ale”
Before checking the gravity we make sure the brew is 60 degrees F.
The hydrometer reads most accurately at this temperature.
I usually use 2.5 gallons of store bought drinking water and another 2.5 gallons of spring water.
I put one gallon of each in the boil pot for the wort along with half a gallon of tap water to make up for what boils away into steam.
I add the remaining 3 gallons of water into the carboy after the wort is chilled and yeast is added.
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