I've been doing partial mashes for the last ten batches. While designing an ordinary bitter recipe I realized I could hit my gravity without adding any extract. While my little apartment and anemic stove don't allow me to do full boils, I figured I could do an all-grain batch with a partial boil. While I realize this is not the preferred way to go about it, it was the logical choice. Is anyone else doing AG partial boils?
While I did hit my gravity, my iodine tests during the mash never came up clear. If I'm 50 minutes into a 60 minute mash and the iodine is still turning black, is there anything I can or should do to achieve better saccharification?
Other than that, everything went well - except for my thermometer dying while I was chilling the wort. Assuming this beer comes out well, I'll surely try AG/PB for low-medium gravity beers in the future.
ABV (est.) 3.6%
5lbs Maris Otter
8oz Crystal 60L
2oz Victory (had it left over,wanted to use it)
1.5oz fuggle aa4% 60 min
1.5oz fuggle aa4% 10 min
Mash at 150F 60 mins
Daniels says bitters can be dry hopped, so I might DH with 1/2oz of EKG.