Originally Posted by Kwitty
It does reach the bottom but I had an up side down colander on the bottom to keep the bag from melting during heating. I also kept the bag from being slack so it couldn't make it to the edge of the colander. So what you're saying makes sense. I just hope it didn't make enough difference to screw things up! The high O.G. has me concerned. Did it result in something bad? I guess time will tell. Just hope it wasn't a total waste!
Whooo boy does it ever result in something bad. Your level of alcohol will be higher than you planned and as a result you will get drunk much easier on this batch.
Other than that, there is nothing wrong with the higher OG, it's happened to me a few times when I brewed a recipe that was intended for a 70% efficiency and with BIAB I hit about 85% efficiency. If your grains were well crushed your conversion was done well before you added the heat so all you did by heating the wort was increase the amount of sugars that could be dissolved in the wort. Now quit worrying and start planning the next batch and see if you can get that kind of efficiency again. If you can do it consistently, you can scale your recipes to 85% instead of 70 (software and computers make this so easy).