Had 77% as predicted, had 4.3 gal post boil, so added 0.5 gallons due to initial Brix to SG calculation error. Over-diluted and resulting OG was 1.037.
Steeped specialty grains in 2 gallons spring water at 140-150F for 30 minutes and rinsed grain bag over strainer with 1 gal at 160 deg. (Later I soaked some of the "spent" grains in hot water and had no further extraction of color). Mixed in 7 lbs Light LME and 2 lbs of DME, 4 gallon boil volume. Added hops per recipe. Cool down from 212 to 95F via immersion chiller in 30 minutes, added 2 gallons 40F spring water to fermenter, pitching temp at 73F. Post boil OG of 1.076 was above recipe calculation of 1.071. I may not have mixed the top off water into the wort sufficiently before sampling and drew a denser wort sample from the bottom with the wine thief; this could explain high OG reading. Wort color was on target and tasted balanced, with a nice bitterness to finish. Active airlock started 26 hours after pitching. Airlock quiet after 48hrs of very active bubbling. SG on 11/10/14 was 1.022 when racked to secondary. Airlock bubble still at 1 per minute 5 days after racking to carboy. Te