Originally Posted by maxamuus
Just read this post on another thread. I wonder if this is my issue. When i pour the fresh water into the wort i haven't been stirring it all. Just assumed the motion of the pour was enough to mix it. Any tips on getting it thoroughly mixed then?
When I was doing extract partial boils I always added most of the water first, then poured in the wort, and then topped off. I never had much problem getting the proper OG.
I have read many posts since about not getting a complete mix and have wondered how that happens when I never had much trouble with it.
I would suggest letting the final wort settle for an hour or so before taking a gravity and pitching. It might be one of the other reasons I never had that problem.
BTW for the OP, the shape of your boil kettle also has a lot to do with the evaporation rate.