« on: May 29, 2011, 11:02:16 AM »
Thanks for the replies,
Calculated the mash to have conversion power of 31.4 lintner which is somewhat close to the 35 needed to be self converting. I forgot to mention there was 1# of Victory that may have hellped a lot.
But this really doesn't make any difference in your instance. You achieved an original gravity of 1.070, which means you extracted at least some if not all the sugars from your grist. Your issue is that your fermentation isn't finished yet. You tested the fermenting wort at 1.030, which will of course taste sweet. I'm not sure why you think that this gravity reading would be at all related to the amount of sugars you expected to get out of the steep. It either needs more time or more yeast or perhaps you didn't get enough oxygen into it initially for the yeast to prosper.