Wow, i think i may have screwed up every portion of this all grain batch. The idea was to make an all grain imperial black ipa... Have you ever had one that went bad from the very beginning..
I missed my mass temp... was aiming for 148, hit 146
so i added more mash water, never hit above 146
now i had a watery low temp mash
extended mash time to 140 minutes
very little sparge as most water was in mash
pulled off 8.6 as brewsmith said
boiled for an hour and only reduced to 7.5, but couldnt see as rolling boil in sight glass
plate chiller plugged
finally reversed it, and it worked
aimed for 1.085 with 6 g
hit 1.060 at 7.5 g
added more brown sugar and hit 1.070, maybe 1.075 once it disolves more
this beer is gonna go one way or the other....
bad brew day...