I topped off and kept the DME out of it. My first All Grain batch is officially All Grain!
OG after top off hit at 1.044. Anticipated IBUs were 48 but obviously the top off water will have likely impacted my utilization so I'm thinking that the bitterness will be kept in check by that. I'm cool with the idea of a sessionable Pale so we'll see how this thing turns out. I've got some ideas I can try to improve my efficiency next time so I can get my system dialed in.
All in all though it was a fun, stress free brew day and, efficiency issues aside, I think I'm gonna be hooked on AG. I'm half tempted to rebrew the same recipe tomorrow and try to improve my efficiency.
But for now... Its time for a few rounds of New Dogtown Pale.