Well.. I made this batch up this evening following the directions I posted above. Fruit and everything in the primary.
I didn't get the wort cooled as quickly as I would have liked and ended up pitching at ~81 degrees - within 'acceptable' range but warmer than I was planning - hopefully I won't regret this later on. (Building a chiller is now next on the list)
I tried to get an accurate reading but was having troubles with foam and with my hydrometer wanting to stick to the tube. Best I could tell was 1.048. Does this sound like its in the ballpark of what to expect? I saved enough for another sample to try again later.
I've only been at this for maybe 3 weeks and this is the third batch going. I can't wait to start another, I'm just hoping my friends or myself can choke down some of what I'm making.
Thanks for all the help everyone.
** 4 hours after pitching and bubbles already.. might wanna put on a blowoff before I go to bed..