This Saturday I brewed a 5 gallon centennial IPA est. OG at 1.066 which turned out to be a centennial APA at 1.055. I was wondering if yall could help me trouble-shoot my process.
11 lbs Pale 2 row
1 lbs C40
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Mashed in 10g Igloo at 152 for 60 mins with 18.20q water. Hit 152 with no adjustments.
Mashed out with 8.40g of boiling water for 10 mins.
Drained at 1.060 which was dead on beersmiths estimate.
Then added 3 gallons of 168 for batch sparge and drained after 10 minutes.
This is the X factor --> the new propane tank from Home Depot had no gasket in it so the propane was leaking. In an effort to not blow up my house I had to move my brew day to the kitchen, so the sparge may have been more like 15 minutes. Also, the first runnings cooled while I was moving my operation, but only to around 160.
After that, took the sparge runnings up to 7.25 gallons and took a reading and it was only at 1.045 (beersmith estimate was at 1.051) so I decided to boil off some of the wort to get it the OG up. After 30 minutes of boiling on the stove it was at 1.050 so I started my boil. I did the 60 minute boil and cooled. As I was putting the wort into the bucket I took a final sample(@80 degrees) and the OG was only at 1.055.
So I ended up with 5.75 gallons of 1.055 wort, vs. the expected 5.5 gallons of 1.066 wort.
Im totally confused, help please. My usually efficiency is around 75%. Is this beer gonna suck or just be a very hoppy APA?