Originally Posted by paulthenurse
Made a Porter today and it seems wicked light in body.
I used 10 lbs of Morris Otter
1 lb of Chocolate malt
1/2 lb of Crystal 60
1 1/2 oz Kent Golding for 60 minutes Boiled 6 1/2 gallons down to 5 gallons.
OG is only 1.040. Any ideas why it turned out so light?
By "light", you mean low OG, right? Yeah, 1.040 is pretty low for your grain bill. 47% mash efficiency by my count, where you should be getting 70%+
What did your mash schedule look like? How about your grains...did you crush them yourself, or did the homebrew supply shop crush them for you?
Also, in the future, get some 5-star pH Stabilizer powder for your mash water.