Ended up with too high gravity wort. Since I was not prepared for this I didn't have enough sterile water to dilute the wort. I ended up pitching the yeast anyway and adding sterile water at 11 hours later. At this point the yeast was fully activated and regular air had probably left the tank. While being cautious about splashing, more oxygen most certainly ended up in the fermenter. In a about 15-20 minutes the airlock started letting air out again.
- What should I be on the lookout for now? I assume there is a risk of contamination, oxidation and diacetyl production.
- Has anyone else a attempted this, and how did it end up?
Normally I would have changed the fermentation schedule and swapped the style, but this was not an option with this one. The combination of IBU and color would have beer through the roof for any sensible style. Additionally there was a limit for how long it can sit and ferment.
EDIT The wort was diluted to the 122,5% of the original volume from OG of 1.100 to 1.082. Using Vermont Ale Yeast that typically attenuates to 1.018 (expecting ABV of 8.39%)