So, has anyone tasted the wort pre-boil on this one? I'm brewing up a batch right now, and my pre-boil gravity reading was at 1.028, Beersmith says my measured mash efficiency is about 66.4. Nothing to be too proud of or write home about, but it doesn't seem too bad, either. I think I'll try adding a bout 3/4lb of DME to bring it up near the end of the boil.
But what concerns me is the taste. Only the barest hint of sweetness, with a mostly dry taste... perhaps I didn't mash long enough? My initial temps were actually a little high - aound 158-160, but certainly not high enough to lock out the enzymes. I was able to bring it down to 156-7 after about ten minutes with about two quarts of hot water (rather pleased with how easuly I handled that, actually). I then mashed for another 45 minutes, tried to mash out but only got it up to about 160 and then fly sparged out. Didn't think it was a big deal, and I'll probably skip the mash out from now on anyway. No other real issues. Unfortunately, I didn't have any iodine to test, but this is only my third AG batch and the first time with this style. (last batch was EdWort's Hefe which looks like it turned out GREAT).