Well, we brewed this on the 4th but had some issues. I had to pack up all my brewing equipment and take it to my daughter's house about 40 miles away so we could brew there along with a cook-out and kids fireworks later in the street. But I forgot the grain steeping bag. We thought about just dumping the grains in the pot for steeping but we had no good way of straining them out later. So, we used a leg from my daughter's pantyhose. She says they were clean. The grain in the hose made a long skinny tube kinda like a sausage. We just coiled it into the pot and stirred it around a few times. Seemed to work great but we changed the name for this beer to Toe Jam Robust Stout.
So after the steeping time we removed the panty hose grain steeping bag and topped up the volume and brought it to a boil. When I grabbed the extract cans, then I noticed the bag of flaked barley that we forgot to add to the steeping grains. This is where we might have screwed things up. I used the other leg of the pantyhose and added the flaked barley and tea bagged it into the wort for about 10 minutes. The temp was about 190*. We probably should have just left it out at that point but oh well, too many beers by then to use our common sense.
The rest of the brewing went fine. For the 9# of LME we used 3 - 3.3# cans of Munton's. So we added almost 10# of LME. The OG came out to 1.072. for the 5.5 gal. final volume.
So, what should I expect from the flaked barley screw up?