after more than a year of extract kits, maybe 30 of them,
I brewed my first partial mash, using the midnight beaten wheaten porter kit.
all in all, it went well.
OG 1.056 (target 1.062)
4.5# grain, 6# LME
a few questions:
1.how to get OG to target?
*I have a new hydrometer, and just read now about taking a reading before diluting and then adjust. I added 1 gallon water, and did mix well, but next time I will take reading first.
*I maintained my mash temp well, I think, but will use a smaller pot for this part next time and place pot in a cooler. I also have a new better thermometer.
I read about stirring mash for 2 minutes after “dough in”… what does that mean?
I sparged about 2 cups at a time, slowly, I think that was ok.
what are the main reasons for a lower OG?
this is fun!