So i had a crazy brew day yesterday. My first attempt at all-grain brew in a bag was with a classic rauchbier:
5 lbs marris otter
1 lb crystal 40
1 lb victory
.25 lb chocolate
My mash schedule was hectic to say the least. The temperature was fluctuating between 145 and 160 constantly for 90 minutes. Estimated OG was supposed to be 1.055. Measured gravity was 1.035 at the end. I believe the efficiency was something like 50%.
So here's what I did. I had a few beers and got creative, and decided to add 2 lbs of cane sugar to bump the gravity up to where it was supposed to be. Then I saw 2 lbs of blueberries in my fridge and decided to boil those up and throw them in too. Then I saw some ginger peach black tea bags and tossed two of those in there. Oh yea.
That leaves us with:
Base beer recipe (smoked rauchbier) with a bad mash
2 lbs cane sugar
2 lbs blueberries (boiled and smashed)
2 bags packets of ginger peach black tea
What do y'all think? Is this beer going to be drinkable? Did i get drunk and do too much crazy stuff? Is it ruined because I didn't mash efficiently? I brewed yesterday and it's bubbling away healthy now, I used a good starter of German Ale yeast, so at least fermentation will be good. Thoughts?