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Old 09-14-2008, 04:36 AM   #1
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Default Mash Temperature Never Got Over 160. What are the consequences?

This is my second attempt at all grain brewing. The first batch went without a hitch but this batch was a little different. I wasn't able to hit my target mash temperatures. I tried mashing in at 154 degrees but was only able to get it up to 142 degrees for 60 minutes. When it came time to mash out at 169 degrees I only hit 160 degrees for 15 minutes. I used the sparge water calculator on brew365.com but must have screwed it up. So my main concern is WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES? the malt bill was:

11 lbs. 2-row
3 lbs. Rye Malt
1.25 lbs. Crystal 60
.5 lbs CaraPils
.5 lbs. flaked wheat

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Old 09-14-2008, 04:52 AM   #2
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Chances are the beer will be just fine. It may finish a bit dryer than you intend, but I'm sure conversion was very complete. You'll likely just have a little less body than you intended.
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