I did not get to my Cranberry Lambic last weekend, as my newborn daughter gave us another scare and we had to take her to a hospital three hours away for six days (doing better now, think she is going to be AOK).
So I get back to my house, all of my supplies are still laid out so I begin again. I start my turbid mash, and the power goes off!
I normally brew outside on a propane burner, but with the wife and family still at the in-laws, I didn't have to worry about heating up and 'stinking' up the house, so I decided to brew inside. Bad choice. Power has been out for about an hour, luckily I was able to get the mash to 152 degrees (though half of the addition so still thin and no turbid portion withdrawn). Now I am just keeping my fingers crossed that temp stays high so I don't get too many fermentables.
Seems to be the nightmare brew. This is third time I've tried. First time wife went into labor. Second, daughter goes to ER. Third, the power goes out. Need a good name for this one!
Any easy ways to add dextrines if my power stays out and I get too few dextrins? Will a little Malto dextrine do the job? Maybe just a micro mash nice and hot and bump the batch size up a gallon or so...