This was one of those stressful brews. Things went great in the begining, nailed the mash temp, had everything ready, then...the dreaded stuck mash. Things just went downhill from there. Had to blow c02 back up into the tun and stir to get it going again, and I mean this stuff was turning to cement in there. What I was expecting to be an hour lauter turned into 2 and a half hours. Then, I accidently tried to move our keggle that was fresh off the burner, with my bare hand. Fail. We had 2 other kegs our there we were cleaning and my brain didnt register that this was a hot one until it was too late. Finally we get to boil and the tornado sirens start going off and we brew in the garage. With the door closed the garage hit over 100 degrees in like 2 minutes, and in all the chaos to get everything inside we boiled over pretty bad.
Not that that all wasnt enough, we take a gravity after the boil at room temp and it reads 1.080 making our efficiency 107%. We double and triple check the reading with 3 different hydrometers and they are all reading the same...turns out we weighed our grain wrong and also only took the gravity from the 20g blichman, not a mix of both so we were way off. lol After figuring this all out we were at 1.065 and we had 7lbs of extra grain in there so our actual efficiency was 78%. What a clusterf*$k!!