I’m doing a partial mash recipe http://hopville.com/recipe/1520829/home … ling-clone and while I was getting my grains I had to go through a clerk who doesn’t know anything about homebrewing (LHBS is in the corner of a very large sporting/camping/hunting/cooking/gardening/activity store). When we buy our grains, most of the time, there are competent, experienced homebrewering employees there while you measure out (someone has to be there to verify the amount you say you have). And rather than letting me operate the scale and pour the grains she insisted she do it all herself. In the process she tried to tell me that I was measuring the grains wrong (oz. instead of lbs.) and then started recalculating everything for me. To make it worse she ground all of my grains before I could fall out of my stupor of anger, and now they’re all blended together. I feel like a demon is about to explode from the back of my head.
I can brew with this bill, it just won’t be the beer that I wanted. Out of some stranger stubbornness I just have to use what I was given. Anyway, the above posted link is what I’m getting into. If you read this before 10 a.m. pacific let me know what you think.