So just finished brewing a weizenbock. I’ve found my system to have around a 75% conversion. My last 3 recipes were DEAD on. My recipe entered into BeerSmith had me at 1.085. Pre-boil gravity was measured at 1.043. My crush was exactly the same and I used Brunwater to calculate my mash pH (5.3). This was the first time I have used wheat so i wasnt sure if I need to do something different when working with wheat.
Recipe was as follows:
9lbs dark wheat
0.5lbs Special B
0.25lbs Pale Chocolate.
I only had 1lb of DME on hand but added it and had a post boil gravity of 1.063. Not terrible but nowhere near my target of 1.085.
Any suggestions on what I could have possible done wrong? That’s a HUGE difference in target vs. actual.