- Feb 22, 2022
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So I am brewing my first all grain beer. I used a one pot setup with a fine mesh mash strainer and have a pump for recirculating and cooling via plate chiller. The recipe says I should have gotten a volume of about 21 litres but I ended up with about 18 litres at a gravity of 1.060. I understand that the lower gravity might be due to my inexperience of brewing but I don't get how I could lose 3 litres of volume compared to the recipe. I have an Inkbird temperature controller and all the temps and timings were added to the programming. When I sparged I just removed the grain strainer from the pot and put it over a bucket and dripped 77°C water over the top (maybe this is not a good method) then poured the liquid back into the pot for boiling. Is there a possibility that a whole 3 litres of liquid could be lost in the grain bed? Do I need to press it or what do you think the reason might be? I'll throw the recipe in with the post.