Mostly went well with only 1 minor/major(?) screw up. Oatmeal Stout and fly sparge.
The fly sparge was a bit quicker than anticipated. I barely had the valve open.
Mashed in 12.53 Qts of water and sparged with 5.35 Gal of water. The full amount went through in 45 minutes...leaving me with roughly 8 Gal for preboil. (I was shooting for 7 Gal over 1 hour)
These figures came from Beersmith and a "suggested" settings for equipement in the BS FAQ...I see these will need to be adjusted.
I just boiled until the calculated mark on the boil pot for 5.5 Gal...I was thinking 5.25 Gal to carboy. Well, after turning off the flame and cooling, I ended up with maybe 4.5 Gal. Checked OG (1.055). Tasted like Brownee with a late hint of coffee. (first time trying unfermented wort....good, bad, who knows?) Pitched with Nottingham at 70F. It began slight bubbling in 7-8 hours. Aggressive bubble after 24 Hrs. 1 bubble in about 5 minutes of looking at it at 48 hours. All in a basement that has been reading 60F. Brew at 69-70.