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Old 03-06-2011, 08:14 PM   #11
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Oh, my goal OG was 1.040 I got a 1.028

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Old 03-06-2011, 08:17 PM   #12
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What was your measured OG?

Edit: Have you looked through this sticky yet? http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/maxi...parging-77125/

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Old 03-06-2011, 08:31 PM   #13
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You don't have enough base grain to make a 5 gallon batch at 1.040. Where did you get the recipe?

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I thought I would have a gallon boil off, turns out I boil off half a gallon. This is my first batch on this stove, plus just got a new kettle.
How much water did you start your boil with? How much did you finish with? It does look like the grain bill is a little light, like Blender said.

Edit: I had a question, but found the answer.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:09 AM   #15
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After draining all my mash water I put a small plate on top of my grains and pour my sparge water on to it. Then let that drain immediatly.
Looks like there's a lb grain missing. The specified grains add up to 6 lb not 7, and at 75% efficiency would result in an OG of about 1.032

Your sparging method is going to yield very low efficiency. You don't need a plate on top of the grains. Just add the sparge water and then stir really well before vorlaufing and draining. With a batch sparge, it is this stirring that dissolves the sugars. If you don't stir, you will get low efficiency.

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