Originally Posted by Reelale
IIRC, the hard boil would only drive off more water and concentrate the wort. But that would have reduced your volume too. If you use lbs. of grain x .36 /batch size = Max. efficiency and OG/ME = your efficiency, you got 93% and overshot your volume by 1 gallon! It's usually the other way around, you boil off until you hit your target OG. It's a mystery.... Are you confident that all of your measurements (weights, hydrometer) were accurate?
yes, I even let the hydro sample set for a while to make sure bubbles were not affecting it. I have no clue what happened but everything looks good. I guess worse case scenario is I make beer lol.
I double sparged with 3 galons each and when I double sparge, my efficiency seems to go up a bit , and my mash was a bit thinner than I normally do, due to tryng to get 8 gallons into the pot.