Question about mash temps..
I used your DIY this weekend to make my variation of your dunkelweizen (thanks) and I had one giant kettle that I usually use for my extract boils on the turkey fryer (its about 7 gal capacity) I heated up 2 gallons in that pot to about 170 put my grains in and the temp didnt really drop that much so I put a little bit of cooler water in there to drop it took a reading with my instant therm. and saw 155 so i put the lid on wrapped the pot in foil a few times and let it sit. When I pulled the lid off after the hour was up I was shocked to see the temperature was actually 160-165ish!!!
What kind of effect can that have on my efficiency?
I also had to use a 2 gallon stock pot with 1 gal at a time for my sparge I hope that it will work out fine....after it was all said and done my OG after my DME and boil was pretty spot on so things *seem* okay. I just hope I dont have a bunch of off flavors from mashing to hot