I did my first mini-mash and I must say it was pretty awesome. I really enjoyed the process and found it facinating. Although my house smelt like a dope house when I started tossing in my hops, lol. It's very time consuming but I found it very rewarding. I wish I would if used a recipe from a book instead of doing one myself because I think I messed it up.
My problem is that the recipe I made using a beer calcualor said my SG would be around 1.057. When I finished it all and took my OG with temp correction is was at 1.030!!! I'm not sure what I did here because my temp for my mash was between 150-155F the whole time (mostly @ 150f). I'm thinking I miss calculated my fermentables....Oh ya and I used a roller to break up the grains which was a lot of work.
Here is my ingredients and process. If anyone sees what went wrong any feedback would be great.
5 gallon batch
2 lbs American Pale Malt
1 lbs Crystal Malt L80
1 lbs Crystal Malt L120
1 lbs Munich Malt
4 lbs Light Liquid Malt Extract
Irish Moss 1 tsp
1 oz Fuggles (AA%4.0)
0.5 oz Fuggles (AA%4.0)
0.5 ozFuggles (AA%4.0)
WYeast 1728 Scottish Ale
-Boild 7 litres of water and did mash @ 150-155F for 60 minutes
-Sparged with 2 litres of water @ 170F
-Removed kettle from heat, and added Liquid malt extract
-Started rollover boil with below hop schedule
1 oz Fuggles (AA%4.0) - 60 min
0.5 oz Fuggles (AA%4.0) - 15 min
Irish Moss 1 tsp - 15 min
0.5 ozFuggles (AA%4.0) - 5 min
-Added to primary with remaining water to make 23 litres
-Made yeast starter 2 days before and pitched
Any Ideas what happened here? I had to add tons of dextrose at the last min to get the gravity up. Was the beer calculator off? did I enter info wrong in it maybe?
Either way I enjoyed it and I should get some pretty good beer out of it. Well way better than my usual extract beers anyway.