I brewed the beer this past weekend. The gravity turned out great. It is fermenting away right now. I only needed 23 lbs of base malt due to my efficiency. The color was not as dark as I expected coming out of the mash and since I wasn't using the dark sugar I crushed 2 oz of Blackprinz malt and added it to the top of the grain bed before sparging. That did the trick.
I will be adding regular sugar to the fermenting beer in a few days.
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