So I had what was a relatively uneventful brew day (or so I thought) until I checked my gravity prior to pitching yeast. I was expecting something around 1.066 or a little higher. Instead, I got 1.059. Here is the break down of how it all went.
12lbs 2 row
1lbs flaked oats
1lbs flaked wheat
.5lbs Crystal 40
Mashed at 154 with 4.75 gallons of water (water temp 170 degrees)
Fly sparged 6.50 gallons ( water temp 170-ish degrees)
Added a total of 7 ounces between boil/flameout/whirlpool
Boil volume at start was around 8.1 gallons.
Ended up with 5 gallons in the fermenter.
Its funny because this is my 4th all grain batch and my very first one over the summer was only off by 2 gravity points going into fermentation. Any and all help/advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated. For all 4 batches I have fly sparged. I may take a stab at a gose in a couple weeks... at least those are supposed to be lower ABV! Thank you in advanced.