I just brewed my second batch, a AHS Belgian Trippel - Mini-Mash kit.
My OG was supposed to be 1.085, but it was 1.068, and I am trying to figure out why.
2 lbs. Munich Extract
6 lbs. Pale Extract
1 lbs. Candi Sugar
.5 lbs. Carapils
2.5 lbs Belgian Pale
2oz. Tradition (bitter)
.5 oz Kent Golding (flavor)
.5 oz Kent Golding (aroma)
The recipe called for me to soak the grains for 45 min at 155F. I don't think that I was getting an accurate temp. reading, so I was soaking/steeping the grains at a higher temp. (maybe 200F).
Could this higher steeping temp. account for the low OG? If so, why?
Did I fail to get fermentables from the grains? If so, what did I get?