I finally got around to trying this. I brewed an APA which I have done in the past, but this time mashed at a higher temp.
5kg Pale malt
0.5 kg Medium Crystal
0.05 Melanoidin (love that word
23g Cascade @60
4g Nelson Sauvin @60 (wanted to get rid of the last crumbs)
25g Cascade @20
30g Cascade @10
Didn't bother with aroma addition because I can't smell, so would be a waste of hops.
Strike temp was about 73C, went down to 71C when I mashed in. This dropped to 70 after about 15 minutes and stayed there for the remaining 45 minutes. Stirred while raising to mashout temp of 78C then lifted the bag and drained.
Pre boil gravity was 1.042, which is pretty much bang on to what Beersmith estimated. OG was 1.055, this is ony 0.002 above the estimate. So all looking good there.
After 9 days @ 18-19 degrees looked like fermentation had finished, so took a gravity reading - 1.022!!! I was expecting a higher gravity due to the high mash temp but that way high. Even factoring the high mash temp, Beersmith estimates 1.014.
I gave it a bit of a swirl and put it back int the fridge. Will check it again tonight or tomorrow.
The temp was good, and US-05 is usually pretty reliable, is this normal for a high mash temp?
EDIT: tasted good