Well I made beer. It was busier than expected and I left the steeping grains get a bit to warm for to long but they are steeping grains so, no big deal. I also "over toasted" the pumpkin and lost about 50% due to it either being burned or stuck to the foil to the point I could not remove it. (Also not the end of the world). After dinner I will drag the wort inside, aerate and pitch as I feel the energy build to do so.
As for a "set up" they have a stove with 1 large burner and a sink that leaks/ is broken in the center (thanks for the heads up on that one guys!
). However, I wanted to see if this brew would do what I think it will. I am making a high gravity, extract batch w/ steeping grains. I decided that I would have a decent shot at it finishing right if I used amylase enzyme in it and use my O2 wand. I plan to age this for 13 months as it should be around 10% abv.
I decided that until it gets into "busy season" (and that may not stop me) every time I work on Saturday, I will brew an extract batch. I will be trying out all the extract stuff I skipped when I went to AG when I started brewing. It will be fun to see if club members or anyone else for that matter can tell the difference.