I did an attempt at a poor mans mash last night but never got a decent reading. My malt bill:
2lbs malted/toasted buckwheat
1lb toasted oats
2lb toasted millet
1lb malted toasted quinoa
I bought a mini cooler and heated up water to around 170/80, poured it in, submerged a nylon bag of all my grains (psuedocereals) and covered it for 45min.
Poured it out and kept that spattered water in case the whole thing was a flop. I took a gravity reading but there wasn't anything, so I repeated the process twice and got nothing. So I figured I had done nothing more than really intensely steeped grains so I just used the experiment as my boil water and added my fermentables, hops, flavorings and took another reading before pitching: 1.1! I've gotten this reading twice now, am I reading it wrong? I don't think so. The hydrometer was sitting pretty high in the water. Anyways, it smells great and is developing a great krausen already