« on: June 17, 2015, 03:42:24 AM »
I brewed this over the weekend and the brew day went smoothly, but I was disappointed that I ended up with an original gravity of 1.044. Should have been around 1.052 according to my calculations. I'm sure it will still be tasty, but definitely a session beer.
I'm not sure if my process needs work, or if maybe I'm not getting a proper crush. I mill my grain at my LHBS at their recommended mill settings. I have to confess that I usually don't take gravity readings, so I don't know if this is an ongoing issue or a one-time aberration. Time to step up the record-keeping to figure this out. I'm going to start by running the grain through the mill multiple times for my next batch and see where it comes out.
What was your mash temperature? I find that if I mash at 150F or lower I need to mash for 75 to 90 minutes.