I decided to try out my new homemade BIAB setup with a 5 gal. batch of Deadringer IPA last week. The recipe called for an OG of 1.064 - but mine came out to 1.038. I took the reading at room temp (right before pitching yeast). I can post my setup as well as procedure... well here it is:
10 gal aluminum pot
large voile bag that fits over pot and closes
thermometer in thermowell
heated 8 gal. of water to 155 and doughed-in
temp dropped to 150 so i heated back up to 152 for mash temp
mashed for 60 min with lid and blanket on
mashout to 170 for 10 min (later came to learn that this means hit 170 - then wait 10 min... i took 10 min to get to 170 oops
pulled grain bag and squeezed hot bag as hard as i could
boiled for 60 min (added hops in small muslin bag)
cooled in ice-water bath and galvanized tub for 45-50 min.
took a reading at 68 deg. - 1.038
dumped into carboy and pitched dry yeast packet.
krausen peaked on 2nd day - now no more bubbles in airlock
Where did I go wrong to get such a loooow OG?
Will I still get an OK IPA?
What can I do next time to improve?
Is it likely that I'll get a stuck fermentation?
Thanks in advance!