I went over my notes and have a couple questions:
1) The directions said to add the 6 gallons of water, then add the grain and steep for 1/2 hour or until the temperature reaches 170. I had issues with one burner not putting out enough btu's to even reach a boil and the temp took awhile to rise to 170. I concentrated more on the water temp and steeped for 50 mins. Because I steeped longer than 30 mine will it have a negative outcome on the final product?
2) I pitched the yeast at 75 degrees (halfway between tempertature range in directions) then aerated the five gallons for 15 min. Should I have aerated before pitching and should I have pitched at a lower temp?