I accidentally spilled the steeping grains (I cut the bag and the bag proceeded to sink and dump out about 1lb of grain) in the brew kettle. I removed all I could then proceeded with the brewing. When I poured the wort into the fermenter there was still about 2-3oz left in the kettle.
Style is supposed to be a brown ale. I tasted the OG reading and it tasted a bit like tea but not sure if that is abnormal.
Am I screwed? Any way to fix it? Or just let it ride?
Most likely you are fine.
Everyone’s taste perception can be different. Add the yeast and let it go.
You’re fine, but if it happens again just pass the wort through a fine strainer or another steeping bag before you boil.
If you have a place to hold that much liquid. If it’s warm, don’t put it in a glass carboy. You could shatter it. If you have a Ale Pale that would be fine to pour into warm.
Will I get nasty off-flavors as a result of this? Tannins? etc.
Or am I just being paranoid?
[quote=“tj218”]Will I get nasty off-flavors as a result of this? Tannins? etc.
Or am I just being paranoid?[/quote]
Only way to find out is to add the yeast, let it ferment and bottle it.
You only boiled a small amount of grain, no worries go with it.
If the errant grain got dropped in during the boil I wouldn’t worry too much, since it got sanitized by the heat. I’d bet the worst thing that happened was excess tannin extraction, so your beer might be a bit drier on the palate than you want. Nothing to worry about.