Might have a dumb blond on my hands

I brewed up a batch of Boogieboard Blond this weekend and there were a few issues.  First, I decided to rely on my embedded kettle thermometer for the mash water.  Well I sorta forgot that since that’s only about an inch under the surface when heating up the strike water, it’s probably not going to register the proper temp… to the tune of about 10 degrees cooler than the actual temp of the water.  Needless to say I had to add almost a gallon of cold water to the mash to get it down to 154 degrees, so it was a bit thin.  Everything else went pretty much to spec, however I managed to break my hydrometer before taking a OG reading, so basically I have NO idea what’s coming out of the fermenter in a few weeks.  Mark my words – it’ll be the best brew I’ve ever made and I’ll have no way of reproducing it.  🙂

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