So my second attempt doing all grain i thought went much better but my OG was 1.041 and was suppose to be at 1.054. It looked like I hit the right mash temp of a little above 150 but im starting to think I may need a new thermometer.
The grain bill was 10.75 lbs and I added 3.6 gal at 165 to get to the mash temp to 152. I added the grain slowly to the water while stirring to reduce clumping. After 5-10 minutes of stirring i started the 60 minute countdown. After that I slowly lautered the beer around 1/4 open with the valve. Then I added sparge water at 180 to get the temp around 170 maybe a little lower and stirred that for a few minutes. After 10 minutes of that, I lautered again at 1/4 open of the valve. Then i boiled.
Any suggestions to hit the right OG? Is my brewing somewhat correct?