[quote=“masquelle”][quote=“RandomHero”][quote=“masquelle”]Can I ask how much your final volume is in the fermenter?
Is it about 2.5 gal or 5 gal?
My suspicion, without knowing more, is that you brewed to all the directions and then didn’t add the 2.5 gal of water at the end of the instructions maybe?[/quote]
no, its the full 5 gal.[/quote]
Huh… Is there enough wort in your vial tater thingy? It’s not resting on the bottom by chance?
Could you describe everything you put in the wort?[/quote]
no, its not floating, i checked that over and over and over to make sure.
as far as whats in it…
i steeped the specialties, added the DME and LME from the recipe right before i hit the boil, got to a boil, hit the hot break and hit a small tiny boilover (didnt get to the regulator in time), added the hops in sequence. after 60 minutes did the cold break in a sink of ice, got to 100ish degrees, poured the wort through a strainer into the primary, topped up to 5 gal, put the lid on and gave a good shake, removed lid and took a sample.
pitched at 69 degrees.
maybe not adding the ME while at boil,but doing it before effected it? i dont see that making a difference as it boiled anyway and i stirred occasionally.