quick question... what do you guys do when using flaked oats in regards to water amount used. I'm asking because we started off with about 2.5 gallons (assumig about .5 gallon absorption with the oats) but ultimately ended up with about a gallon to a gallon and a half of wort, the oat absorbing the rest...attempting to wring out the oats proved useless. So do you compensate by using more water, or just assume that the wort is now concentrated and adding the additional 3 gallons will be fine, leaving us with about a 4 - 4.5 gallon wort????
typical wort: 2.25G boiled to about 2G + adding about 3G = 5Gallons
wort with oats: 2.5G boiled to about 1 - 1.5G + adding 3G only = 4 -4.5G of wort