I did my first all grain brew this morning. It was a small batch of a very big beer, about 8.5 lbs of grains in a 5 gallon pot. i'm only making a 2.5 gallon batch.
when i finished mashing (131 degrees for 30 min, 149 for 50 minutes), the specific gravity was only 1.020. i'm shooting for 1.080, so something has gone terribly wrong!
i'm putting it back in the mash for another hour to see what happens. I could use any advise ASAP!
My guess is that the grains were not crushed or something. I inspected them and they looked cracked, but they looked like any other grains i've used in partial mashes.
Any advice, especially quick advice
, would be much appreciated!