that sounds exactly like what happened. Next time i will just finish my boil.
As far as transfering, I like the flask because i can just dunk the whole thing in an ice bath, plus the benefit of only having one vessel to clean.
As far as not making a mess filling the flask. I put the DME in the flask while it is dry. I roll a piece of paper into a makeshift funnel, and just dump it in, then i add warm water and swirl.
~"A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure.”
On Deck: Spruce APA, Chambord Fortified Chocolate Porter, Imperial IPA
Secondary: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Kegged/Drinking: Cascade, Cent., Amarillo Pale Ale
Kegged/Drinking: Belgian Pale Ale (HG yeast for yeast cropping see above)