- Feb 4, 2016
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May have shot myself in the foot on this one; got a stuck mash for the first time in years, once I got that figured out wound up with about 9.5 gallons preboil at 1.051. Since I usually run into the fermenter when it hits 6, I can potentially have about 1.090-something SG. Did NOT intend for this to be rocket fuel. Oh well, it smells absolutely wonderful on the boil, and can always up the late hop additions to combat the higher gravity.Learned how to do something new today. Brewing up a Wookie Jack clone, and on a whim decided to try a decoction after 60 minutes in the mash. Ran out 2 gallons, heated the hell out of it, and ran it back in. So easy, dunno why I haven't done this before. I have the means to run a HERMS if I really wanted to set it all up (old IC in the mash tun, hooked up to the pump and the HLT) but it's a PITA. We'll see how this goes.