I mentioned this in another post but it's sort of buried so I wanted to thank everyone who gave me advice on my first all-grain. I tried it out last night with some friends and I have to say that I think it's pretty good. Sure, there's lots of room for improvement but I'm sure that will come with experience.
In particular I want to thank Denny for all his advice on batch sparging, Tschmidlin for his advice on starters and Euge for his real-time PM advice when things weren't going perfectly. But also I wanted to thank all of you who weighed in with advice and encouragement.
ps. This beer is a little sneaky. Goes down very smooth but it certainly crept up on us last night. Three guys went to work today with headaches. Must be the water I used...