Hey guys. Been poking around these forums for a while but I finally felt the need to post. I've been brewing for about four months now and have done four all grain batches.
All my other batches have increased in gravity after the boil, a result of boiling off water. The one I made yesterday did not, or at least I don't see it.
Pre boil - 6.5 gallons
1.052 @ 140 - 1.068
Post boil- 5.75 gallons
1.052 @ 80 - 1.054
I can't really think of any reason my pre-boil would be this high. My grain bill was only 11.75 pounds and I am not all that efficient, so why would my pre-boil gravity be so high?
Another thing to note is I used 1.25 oz of hop pellets, and while straining most of my wort, I had to leave maybe a quarter of a gallon in the pot because it was too thick. The pre-boil doesn't take the hops into account so I don't think this matters.
Thanks in advance for your help.