well friends I've put together my first beer tonight. The SG was 1.052 which I have no idea if that is good or not. Couple things that I noted.
Never brew a batch when a huge house party is about to begin. (I'm my defense I didn't know the party was starting until after I added the malt extract)
Never brew a batch while unable to walk completely. This was my anxiousness and stupidity.
The only other thing that went wrong was my thermometer dropped on the floor and broke so I wasn't able to tell the temp of my wort when I added the yeast. It had to be close to room temp. though because the wort was 98 degrees when it was added to the 3 gal of water at room temp and then I waited about 20-25 min before I added the yeast. It might have been a little high so we'll see. But for right now I'm excited and can't wait to taste the results.