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Old 05-29-2012, 10:50 PM   #11
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you scared me for a second there haha. I was like i thought that was actually a little on the low side. Temp reading were at about 70 and i took into accound the small difference. I actually ran and checked that i wasnt using my 160* hydrometer but it was right. I also put my hysrometer in tap water and its almost right on. So i know my reading are right. Just dont know why. I'm gonna bottle tomorrow and lets hope it turns out ok

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Old 05-30-2012, 12:32 AM   #12
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Looking at your strike temperature and pounds of grist, I'd wager you mashed cooler than you expected, unless you actually measured the mash temp. Especially if your grain was a little cooler than the calculator assumes, you could have been below 150. How's it taste?

Edit: That is a lot of crystal malt. Even if you mashed low I'm really not seeing how your FG could get so low with all those unfermentables. How does it taste? There may be something wild in there chewing on your beer. I like my ESB dry (a la Alesmith Anvil) so I mash it low, around 150, and let the crystal and the yeast add back a bit of mouthfeel. It typically finishes around 1.014.

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