Originally Posted by he-brews
Ok this is my first all grain and I'm still learning a lot. Once I pulled my wort outta the mashtun yesterday I checked the OG and it was reading 1030 so I panicked a little really wondering if the boil would change it that much so I added a pound of rice solids I had laying around. When all was said and done I carboyed it at 1050? U think it will still taste Blondel?
Sometimes too much info can be a bad thing. I have been brewing 6 months now, and by no means an expert. I admit I don't always take a reading until after the Wort has boiled and cooled. Anytime I try to "adjust" for my mistakes I regret it. Until you get more comfortable, my advice is to let it ride, try it, and take notes at every step. Surprised no one has told you, that when in doubt, to relax, wait a while and have a home brew!
As for your "rice blonde", don't sweat it too much. It'll still be beer! Maybe just not the one you intended. One of my favorite beers was born from a bad brew day, one of my least favorite was a hefeweizen that I tried to "fix"....
Hope it helps, keep reading and take notes on brew day and tasting day!