- Aug 10, 2020
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Good idea for what may have happened. I do a water / grain ratio aiming for 1.33, then I add another 10% for the space around the pipe, then another 3 qts for the space under the pipe. Just so I actually have close to my intended 1.33 where the grain actually sits.My guess would be is that you recirculated way to fast and compacted the grain bed on this brew and the remaining water filled the malt-pipe to the brim.
Too little water (if say you went with 1.25 and didn't factor the dead space), plus a semi stuck or stuck mash, and the bottom could well have been empty.