Long time lurker, first post. I made this recipe for my first AG batch following the original instructions except I used 5lb of flaked wheat and 5lb of pale ale malt (I bought 5lb of each and was worried about efficiency for my first batch, so I used it all).
Everything went perfect, I hit all my mash temps and volumes, 154 for the mash and 168 sparge.
I measured a pre-boil gravity of 1.034 for 6.5 gallons. After my boil I ended up with just over 5 gallons, but ended up with a gravity of 1.050! Does this make sense? I calculated my brewhouse efficiency to be 65% (brewersfriend.com) which is lower than the recipe calls (75%) for but I ended up with a much higher OG than the recipe calls for?
I checked my final gravity reading several times, so my pre-boil gravity reading must have been erroneous right? I corrected my readings for temp, and took them at 70*