Originally Posted by JonK331
Both MO and 2-row should be mashed. Do you steep the 10lbs of 2-row? If so, you might consider mashing that also. 10 lbs is a lot of grain to steep. Do you know what the OG of your recipe would be without the LME? You might be better off mashing, skipping the LME, and using aroung 16 lbs of base malt (including some Maris Otter if you wish). This will keep the price down and give you a better beer.
Ok I am looking over my notes and my current OG is 1.050 give or take. I shoot for a FG of 1.013. What I have been doing is putting the crushed grains (split between 2 nylon bags) in my keggle let them soak in 140 degree water for 10 minutes to make sure they are soaked through, then raise the temp to 153 degrees and let them steep for 30 minutes (4 lbs of Vienna, 2 lbs of Cara pils and 10 lbs of 2row) then I turn up the heat to reach a boil. once I reach the boil I cut off the heat and add the extracts and the 1st wort hops turn on the heat once everything is disolved and continue with the boil.
You have me thinking I might get better results if I add the grains and keep the temp at 153 degrees for 60 minutes and then go to a boil.
I have never done the calculations for the wort if I didn't add the LME. according to the software it would come out to be 1.027. I am wondering what would happen if I just mash the grains take a reading then adjuct the extract to make up the diffrence.