Just in case anyone is interested in what happened; the beer has been in primary for two weeks now. I took a gravity reading after 6 days and the gravity was at 1.034. I waited one more day, took another reading at 1.034. I wanted to rule out lackluster yeast vs. a mash temp that was way too high, so I pitched a starter of WLP001 a just had it lying around
. There was a little bubbling, nothing to write home about. Took a gravity three days after pitching the WLP001 and it read ..... 1.034.
In conclusion, 162*F is way too high to mash at. I am sure everyone already knew this, but here is some more proof, hahaha.
Oh well, it's a porter, and it doesn't taste awful, so a successful learning experience!