Originally Posted by SmokingDog
Mashed at 159-60 for about 125 mins.
My FG isnt dropping below 1.031. OG was 1.073
That high of a mash temp is what did it... That's above the full body mash temp range (caps about 158F)... Not surprised the FG is stopping at 1.031...
BTW, is that reading from a hydrometer or refractometer?? If refractometer, is it adjusted (spreadsheet)??
Not to get into a debate about F vs. C, but C [IMO] is far less precise. If I have a thermometer that reads 152.1 it makes complete sense to me. I wouldn't even know where that would fall in the C range. I'm not about to use a converter app to turn it into something I can use.
In the US, we didn't start looking at the metric system (where I went to school) for the mainstay. Everything was still in standard/SAE terms through high school (graduated in 1988) with some things also listed in metric, but that was secondary.
It's all well and good that you can use C, but since this is an US based web site, please have the courtesy to also post in F. /off topic I see that you did this already, thanks...
BTW, depending on what I'm after, I'll mash in the 150-156F range (mostly in the 150-152F range)... Last night's batch was mashed at 152 for an hour. It was my mocha porter, that I'm hoping will go to about 9%...