This was originally intended to be a 3 stage multi stage mash but as it was my first multi, I forgot to stir! Ended up having to remove and cool part of the mash and add cold water to get back to mash temp. However, after that a dry hopping which I intended to be 4 days I changed to 7 to allow more drop time and this definitely worked. Very porter taste and good hoppy finish with great mouth feel. Overall, very pleased.
after brewing everything I ended up with 3.15 gallons at 1.088. I hit my number right on the button. I added .85 of a gallon of water to bring it up to 4 total gallons. After that my measurement was 1.082