Did my first all grain yesterday. An hour and a half to clean and set up. Burned my thumb relighting the turkey fryer that turns itself off after 15 minutes. Couldn’t keep temp at 152. Had to add boiling watter to get 170 mash out. Ended with 10 gallons in my cooler. Took six quarts recirculation to set the grain bed. Gravity at boil was a few points low. Phone call interupted me at critical point of boil (as usual.) Boil was more vigorous than with the stove and I lost more volume than expected. Chiller worked so well that it caught me off guard. Cloudy beer. Gravity under prediction.
So, how did it go? It was FREAKIN AWSOME!! I made beer from scratch!
Now if I could figure out how to add Smilies there would be a cheers here!