Originally Posted by carluchi
Can you give us an example of typical OG and FG's you get and what your grain bill looks like?
It could be something as simple as too thin a mash or something a little more involved such as not enough crystal type malts.
I have been getting better efficiency mashing 1.5 q/gal so all batches have been done this way.
Brew Method: All Grain
Style Name: American IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 7 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.051
Efficiency: 73% (brew house)
Original Gravity: 1.064
Final Gravity: 1.018
ABV (standard): 6.08%
IBU (tinseth): 65.87
SRM (morey): 9.01
11 lb - American - Pale 2-Row (83%)
1 lb - American - Munich - Light 10L (7.5%)
12 oz - American - Caramel / Crystal 60L (5.7%)
0.5 lb - American - Wheat (3.8%)
All of my FG's are anywhere from 1.001-1.012, not 1.018 that brewer's friend calculates.