Originally Posted by Zymurgist05
Your mash would have been extremely thick if you didn't compensate for the extra grain. Just the mash volume alone should have raised questions.
It did seem a bit thick, however being that I am batch sparging with realitively thin ratio to start with, this can be tough to tell.
I went back through all of my #'s this morning, and it is coming in to be exactly 6 lbs high on the base malt.
I am going to investigate how they pull their orders. At the shop I use, the grain is all stored upstairs, and they just go pull it for you. I'm not sure if they measure all at once or several lbs at a time. My personal scale maxes out at 6 lbs, so I am wondering if theirs is similar. Another possibility, they may have used a different container on their scale prior to pulling my order and it been zero'd at -6lbs without them realizing it.
The other factor that is leading me toward extra grain is that my initial mash temp came in low by 3 degrees. I haven't had more than a 1/2 degree variance in a long time. The additional grain would explain this.