I ended up at 1.054, a little high but my final volume was 5gal, not 5.5. Since I used Ed's hops I should be fine on the IBU's.
This is my 6th AG, I'm still figuring out my equip. This summer with large grain bills my temps would come out high, yest (though warm) with a 10# grain bill my temps were lower, I was down to 149F after mashing in so I quickly added 1/2 gal to get my temps up to around 151.5 or so. I'll throw this on my keg in 3 weeks and lager for 5 weeks. Um, new years eve beer?
Just 5.2 stabilizer. I had to hook a blow-off tube yesterday, even at 5 gal and plenty of head space. It seems to have subdued as of this morning. Thursday (4 days after pitching) I'll raise the temp by 1F per day until I get to 68F. Looking forward to this one, my first Kolsch.