« on: December 14, 2011, 01:11:59 PM »
For some reason, mostly lack of attention, I keep missing my strike temp. This time I mashed in at what I thought should be good but I ended up about 10 degrees too cool. I was shooting for a 155 temp for a steam style that I wanted to have good body.
What I ended up doing was mashing at 145 for about 30 minutes and then adding boiling water (took me a while to get the water up to a boil) and brought it up to 156. Also, adding all that extra water put me into a no-sparge volume.
So, I ended up with a 30 min mash at 145, a 30 min mash at 155 and no sparge.
What do you think my end result will be like?
It's not ruined so RDWAHAHB! Did you stir it before lautering? What was your OG and efficiency?
Steam Beers are my favorite. I'm on Version 8 now. They are like pizza and cabernet sauvignon. When Steam Beers are great, they are AWESOME and when they are maybe not as planned, they are still pretty darn good!