Brewing it suppossed to be fun right?
Well, y went yesterday to San Diego to get my things to brew a Oatmeal Stout and i started at 5 30 pm..then i realized i was out of gas for my flammer (daaamn), i was planning doing a protein rest 122F but i ran leaving i little bit higher in temp for 30 minutes becouse the store closed at 6 pm...i ran... miss the temperature i put some cold water but it wasnt enough...then with to much water in the mash tun i think, now what? decotion? yeah! go for it, i drained about 3 gal and boil it, add it to the mash and it wasnt enough fot 154 F,, finallly i add boiled water and finally 154!!
My boy ask me if i can play with him a few times, noise, the television... aaghhhhh
at the end, end at 4.7 ( OG1.072) gal instead of 5, i use northern brewer (1.25 oz) and it was a little bit over bitter for me,.. add 3 more quarter of water, i use a single Saf-04 and after pitching the yeast i realized that according to BeerSmith need 2 packages not 1!... ohhhh, im tired right now and i learn the lesson
Planning ahead and privacy is very important in brewing
im a little bit concerned of adding those 3 qts of water after pitching the yeast, today at morning it was happily bubbling!