I am using my mash tun and it is having trouble keeping temp. I did a strike of 162 degrees and I was shooting for 148 degrees on a 90 min mash but it only wants to stay around 140 degrees. I keep adding 170 degree water but it really won’t warm up. Do I do my best to keep it warm as possible and just mash for 2 hours or is this mash a wash and I won’t get the conversion?
I Since I basically doubled the water amount of the mash I drained some out, heated it up, and put it back in the mash and now I am getting temp. This leads me to this question: What are the implications of a mash with double the recommended water amount? I used my sparge water so in the end I will end up with my projected amount of water and I am letting it mash for two hours.