I wanted to chime in,
This is my first AG batch. I brewed this on Saturday night finally getting the batch into the fermentor at 1:30AM EDT Sunday morning. I pitched in some washed Nottingham yeast from a previous batch of Brewers Best Red Ale i had racked earlier that day into secondary. By the time i woke up ~8am and checked, the fermentor was bubbling nicely with a wonderful aroma.
A few questions: When I sparged with ~170dF water my temp probe said 205dF in my Igloo 5gal TUN. Is that right? I think I need a new temperature sensor. Also, my OG was 1.0645 corrected to 59 dF when I pitched making my effeciency 83%. Is that possible? If so, maybe next time I'll only use 8# 2-row.
I'm excited to drink this one...