"Disaster" Averted.....Please Read to Learn!
Brewing my second all grain batch today......an Oatmeal Stout.
Things were going smoothly until I measured my S.G. from my mash.....at 1.027 (for 6.71 pre boil volume)......i almost had a heart attack....I was shooting for 1.046 at 6.71 gal!!!
Then I rememnmber reading on this awesome site other situations like this.......and remembered "stratification"....my sample was taken from the top of my runoff from my mash....and I thought "hmmm...did I stir before I took my sample".
Well I stirred my wort and took another sample....and lo and behold....1.049 on SG.......so I am golden.
Thought I would post to help others out that might panic (like I did) in such a scenario....always be sure to stir gently before taking sample for SG measurment.
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Primary #2: Oatmeal Stout
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