Originally Posted by Bigbeavk
Is it normal to have a bunch of tan looking material floating around in the boil? I tried to sift most of it out but it still has alot in it.
Maybe someone else has answered you, I haven't read the whole thread yet, but I brewed this today and had the same experience: lots of clumpy protein-looking-stuff floating around, some of it collecting into goopy balls.
Pretty gross looking so I just siphoned around it for the most part and left it in the kettle.
I think it might have something to do with the extra long mash, just a guess, though.