|Middle of Mash|
|Draining the first and second runnings from the Mash-tun|
The sparge water may have ran a little hot on this one because I left one pot on the eye longer, but still should have been under 180*F. I forgot to get the pearl bittering hops, but I did have some left over cascade from another brew. Cascade shouldn't make alot of difference as a bittering hop for such a malt heavy brew though.
|75 Min boil|
I guess I have left my propane burner (classic turkey fryer setup) out in the rain too long and I now get thick layers of soot on the bottom and sides of my brew kettle every time I boil. After scrubbing the kettle for about an hour with oxyclean and a scrub sponge, I decided next brew I'm going to be replacing my burner with a banjo burner and start storing the burner inside.
Ended up with 5.5 gals at 1.046. So after fermentation that should put me around 1.012 with 4.54% ABV.