can't do a full boil yet with a 16 qt kettle. And my mash tun is a 6.5 gallon bucket nested inside my 5 gallon bottling bucket. first thing went wrong when I added my grains, the temp was only 135°. I quickly boiled another gallon and added, which upped it to 153°. left it there for an hour. so what was supposed to be 12 qt strike (0.960 water/grain) ended up at 16 qt (1.280).
6 qt fly sparge and I ended up collecting 4.25 gallons at 53% efficiency. boiled 3.25 gallons, at least that went well, all hop & irish moss additions at the right time. 2.25 gallons into fermenter along with the extra gallon. then did a dumb thing; added water to fermenter to bring it to 5.5 gallons, so that brought measured OG down to 1.052, from estimated 1.065.
aerated & pitched wlp008 at 70°
looks like all #s will still fit style guidelines, except ABV, which is down to estimated 4.5% from 6.5
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drinking: Otto M. Gourd Pumpkin Barleywine, Jewel Thieves Apple Wine, Fresh Squee Zed IPA - bottle conditioning: LoCo Foot Barleywine - secondary: Basque cider - fermenting: apple wine, Skeeter Pee, Schwarzbier - on deck: Grodziskie