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Old 05-11-2009, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default Low Strike Temp - What should I expect

I decided to use my new MT (FlyGuy design) for a PM recipe I already purchased and experiment before going AG.

I didn't exactly follow the recipe (should have) and my after adding ~5qt of water @168F to my 3.5G of grains and stirred my temp was ~144F. Not really doing this before I was determined to get my temp up to 153F. I added more hot water but it took about 10 min and the temp from that was ~148, not enough so I added even more hot water. The last was under 170F but very close. I ended up with 153F and stirred again and closed the lid for an hour.

My SG was 1.053 when I was done, it should have been 1.060. I'm kinda wondering what to expect by adding the hot water again 10 min after first doughing in and getting a 144F temp?

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Old 05-11-2009, 02:45 PM   #2
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It will probably ferment out a bit drier, but not by much. 144F is above the working range for all enzymes except beta and alpha amylase.

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It only sat for about 10 min at the low 140 temp, when I added the hot water to get the temp back up to 153F did I kill the conversion?

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You didn't hurt a thing, but you effectively changed your conversion profile creating a more fermentable wort. It will ferment more completely (to a lower FG) leaving with a drier beer. That meaning less sweet with higher ABV. It will be just fine.

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Interesting, thnx for the replies. Looking forward to measuring this when I rack it to my keg in a few weeks. More looking forward to an open spot in my keggerator to hook it up. A 2 keg system is too small .

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