Originally Posted by TeleTwanger
what are you mashing in? A 4 degree drop in 20 minutes is not very good. You can try a decoction to raise the temps.
I mashed in at 165 or therabouts, but used hot, not boiling, to prime the mash tun.
Heating up sparge water now, 25 minutes left on the 60 min mash.
I suppose i could drain some, boil, and dump it back in and let it sit for 90...
Edit: That's what i'll do...pull the sparge up to around 200 and pull off the burner, set aside to let it cool to 168 while i do some decoctions.
Who knew i'd do Decoctions on my first AG? :P
EDIT 2: Oh, is star san safe to use bare hands with? I usually use Idophor.