i brewed an extract with grains batch today, partial boil, final volume was 5 gallons with 3 gallons of water added post boil.
i used three pounds of light and three pounds of extra light, the light added the last 15 minutes. my final boil volume was 2 gallons after boil-off. i steeped a pound of c10, 12 oz of biscuit and 4 ozs each of special b and special roast. i steeped for 30 minutes.
beersmith projected the OG to be 1.055, but it measured out to 1.070. i took the sample from the carboy with a wine thief and set it aside while i pitched the yeast and got everything set up for fermentation. i came back and took the temp of the wort, 70 degrees. i did notice that there was lots settled in the bottom of the glass. i poured it over into the hydrometer tube and voila', 1.070.
possible or did the top off method mess me up? i added a gallon of refrigerator cold water after a 25 minute ice bath and then racked it onto another gallon of cold water and then used almost a whole other third gallon to get it up to the five gallon mark.
thanks in advance.