Next to add a few degrees to the strike water. I was supposed to mash at 152...1 was at 148-149. Also didn't hit my target OG. Efficiency was 70% Used Walmart RO water and added 7g gypsum and 5g calcium chloride per 5 gallons.
Hit my strike water temp, although mash began at 152 instead of 153. And has only dipped to 150 with 14 minutes left to mash. Brought a half gallon of water to a boil to mix in and raise the mash temp a little at the very end before first running/recirculating. Only brought the temp up 5 degrees. Recirculated first running...about 1.5 gallons. Started to heat sparge water 30 minutes into mash. Hit 180 at end of mash, poured into cooler. Cooled to 175 and began sparging. The grain bed hit a high of 157 degrees while sparging. Only got 60% mash efficiency. Not sure why it's so low.
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