I just made my first partial mash brew, Dry Dock Urca Vanilla Porter. In the instructions there is plenty of emphasis on being pretty close to the temperatures they post. I realized about halfway through that my thermometer (that came with my starter kit) was actually reading somewhere around 30 degrees lower than actual temperature. I had already soaked the grain and put on the sparge water before I realized the problem. I went ahead and finished, because there wasn’t really any turning back at that point. As expected, the brew is fermenting just fine.
I was wondering what potential problems might have been created by being above temp. Can anyone help me out here?