« on: June 25, 2011, 01:14:16 PM »
I did my first AG last weekend and made several screw ups but I also believe I recovered from three of those and won't know about the fourth until I taste it. First off, I meant to make a pale and it will be a dark red or brown (too much crystal in the pale). Secondly, I couldn't get my water temp for the mash right for at least an hour but prevailed there. Thirdly, I ended up with three gallons of beer as I didn't account for mash retention and lastly, I added way too much hops. It has 6 ounces of cascade and mt hood instead of half that so the IBU is way off the chart. Regardless, I am full steam ahead to see what it turns out to be because who knows, maybe i screwed up in just the right way.
I am also prepared for the worst so we will see. The best and worst thing is, I can just do it over again and learn from my mistakes!!!!