Now I don't feel so bad. I put together a batch of ESB based on one of John Palmer's recipes. I used the right amounts of the right ingredients, but I didn't check the AA% of the hops I bought vs. the ones in his recipe. The calculators tell me it's going to have an IBU of around 80. NOT within ESB guidelines and not what I was shooting for. Oh, well. At least it's a little batch. I'm going to bottle it this weekend and take a nip to see if it is in any way drinkable.
Just think, I turned to a cult for mindless happiness when I had beer all along. - Homer Simpson
Fermenting: Bee Cave Brewery Haus Pale Ale, Lazy Lab Blonde
Bottled: Rainy Day Irish Red, Huli Pau APA, Moonset APA, Jackalope Amber, American Rye, Ordinary Bitter, Honey Cider, Simple Cider, Mandarin Orange Mead