Man Today just wasn't my day.
Mash went well (temp spot on). Went to transfer wort from MLT to brew kettle after mash out and left the valve open on the brew kettle. Was pumping in the wort when the baby started crying. My set up is in the back of the garage (which makes a big difference from being in the front).
I ran in to check on the little guy and when I got back out wort was on everything. The rug the pool table was sitting on, my tackle boxes, lawn equipment, etc were all sitting in sticky wort.
Had pull everything out and give it a good hose down. I had about 2.5 gallons of a 5 gallon batch sitting in the kettle so I figured I would adjust measurements to lower the ABV content to around 5% instead of the projected 7%. pulled out the hydrometer to take a reading to make the calculations and dropped the SOB. (#&$^#(*&)
So then I did the only thing I could add about 2 gallons pre-boil (w/o) hydrometer reading and begin boil. Added hops on the fly based on imaginary forecast and then added distilled water at the end to try and match color.
Needless to say I have ended up with about 3.5 gallons of very think IPA brew. I took a sample and stored in an air tight container.
Just for shi$s and giggles I bet my self I have an Imperial IPA, that is around 20 SRM and about 70 IBU.
I am wondering how this will turn out.
To be continued.......