This is my 7th brew, but I've never messed up like this before. Here's the recipe:
4lbs Amber Extract
2lbs Pale Extract
1lb Orange Blossom Honey
2oz Cascade Hops at T=60
1oz Cascade Hops at T=15
Munton's Active Brewing Yeast
The plan was to boil the wort, minus the honey, for 60 minutes. 2oz Cascade at boil, then 1oz Cascade when there were only 15 minutes left. Pasteurize the honey at 160-170 or so for about 30 minutes. Add 2-3oz of raspberry extract when I rack to secondary.
The problem is as follows.
I put the wort in my pot, but underestimated the size I would need for boiling. The wort began to boil and overflow my pot. I immediately turned the heat back and threw in the 2oz of hops, with the idea that the hops usually cut back the boil, but they did not do enough quickly enough and I still lost some liquid.
I managed to save the vast majority of the wort, and it's currently boiling in 3 pots on my stove. However, I'm afraid I lost a large portion of my hops to the overflow in the boil, since hops usually float. There weren't any of the pellets left in the overflow, but it looks like there are flecks of hops in it. I threw in 0.5oz of the flavoring hops at T=50 to try to make up for it, but that will only leave me with 0.5oz to throw in for flavoring.
I'm trying for a sweeter, lighter beer with a good flavor... a "girlie" beer, if you will, but something I can just kick back beer after beer of without filling my stomache, which is a problem I face with some of my other brews. Should I dry-hop at some point to make the beer more palatable?
As a side note, this is my first post here. Welcome to the forums, eh?