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Old 09-26-2010, 07:45 PM   #1
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I am doing a cream ale and got the strike water good at 152 for 75 minutes, but when I added my sparge water, after runnoff of strike water, i dump the water in, but forgot to stir everything again. I let it rest for about 15 minutes and then ran everything off. Did I completely screw up? Did not stirring in the sparge water leave a large amount of the fermentables back in the grains? It ran off real clear on the sparge..

It's to late now, but any advice for the future would be helpful.

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Old 09-26-2010, 07:51 PM   #2
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Did not stirring in the sparge water leave a large amount of the fermentables back in the grains?
Could be, but if you hit close to your anticipated gravity you're fine.
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:42 PM   #3
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+1 might have affected your efficiency, but in my opinion as far as brewing mistakes go this isn't a very big one. Still, it's best to give it a stir.

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Suprisingly I was aiming for 1057 and ended up at roughly 1055. Even if this is offset by the wort temp (maybe 2 points lower [1053]) I think my effeciency id actually better then I expected.

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