@Lee246 I've just brewed my 11th AG and I'm still using fundamentally the same method. If you're anything like me you'll probably lose a little to trub so from your 12L you should get about 18-20 x 500ml bottles. What you've described sounds about right to me. My only concern is the smell you describe. When i tip the grain into the mash water it smells malty (yeah, who knew!) like Horlicks. The hops have a more bitter smell (again, another shocker!) but i don't think I'd describe it as wet dog. But maybe that's just how it seems to you. I'm sure it'll turn out fine - just be patient while it ferments and then give it time to condition once it's bottled. Good luck!