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?