First all-grain batch complete

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OK, so I finished my first all-grain batch today. I missed my mash temp by 4 degrees and ended with 150 instead of 154. I had a preboil gravity of 1.046 for 7g and an original gravity of 1.060 for 6g going into the carboy after a 1 hour boil. If I understand things right that gives me an efficiency of 82.76%. I was expecting only 65% or so being the first time and all. As far as missing my mash temp I know what I did wrong and what to change for next time.

This was batch sparging and crushing my grains at home for the first time using a JSP mill.
 

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MDbrewing said:
OK, so I finished my first all-grain batch today. I missed my mash temp by 4 degrees and ended with 150 instead of 154. I had a preboil gravity of 1.046 for 7g and an original gravity of 1.060 for 6g going into the carboy after a 1 hour boil. If I understand things right that gives me an efficiency of 82.76%. I was expecting only 65% or so being the first time and all. As far as missing my mash temp I know what I did wrong and what to change for next time.

This was batch sparging and crushing my grains at home for the first time using a JSP mill.
Well- it sounds like it went well! Congrats on coming over to the dark side!
 

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wouldn't worry about 150F for mash temp. that's still a decent balance between the two enzyme ranges.
 

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As malkore pointed out, that little difference in the temp won't matter. It is still in the range of both enzymes and one (beta) may be favored a tad over alpha, but it won't be by much. What's the next AG gonna be?
 

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Congrats... I know I felt really good about surviving my first AG batch... now that I've done a few, feels like a 'well oiled machine' with my procedures. Very, very enjoyable.
 
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Next batch is going to be a kolsch or a blonde. I want to keep things simple until I get comfortable with everything and keep the wife happy too.
 
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