This day didn't start out as planned.
1. I got there late.
2. I didn't have my recipe.
3. I didn't have my water calculations.
4. I didn't have my hops.
It seemed nobody else was quite working the same way I was, so I couldn't find someone with the calculations I needed. Forgetting that, it was still a successful day.
I ran home and grabbed some Magnum hops while mashing and I made a call to Willie to get my water numbers. At the end, I put just over 5 gallons in the bucket at 1.042. This was after shorting myself a little on grain and shorting myself a little on water too.
Today also marked the maiden voyage for my chiller, which I finally completed last night. It worked like a charm and cooled 5 gallons down in no time. I'll make a separate post on that later.
Since I've ran myself short on time, this beer will be my Brewers Heritage Fest beer. I'm sure the kiddies will like it.