Originally Posted by jesseroberge
Just brewed my second batch of AG brew EVERYTHING went SUPER well until I had trouble with my wort chiller... Took me a good 10 to 15 mins to fix the leaks from the cold water in to the hot water out tubes
no worries, no water in beer
BUT !! No hot break and very little trub is this normal ?? Also my pre-boil gravity val 1.048 and my post boil 90 min was 1.044 is this ok?? Beer smith said that my effecincy was 78% but I find that the boil didn't reduce or condence the wort very much
estimated abv is 4.7% what happened ?
no hot break could be due to the protein settling back into the wort. result is cloudy beer, but no worries there. either drink it that way, or let it cold-crash, and drink it, either way, tasty beer. either your pre or post measurement was off, unless you added water into the fermenter to cool it off. did you do a partial boil? 4.7% is the abv i'd expect for a 1.048