My first partigyle beer didn't turn out too well. The first beer was a sweet stout, and I hoped the second running would be a brown. (Instead it tasted like brown carbonated water plus tannins.) Apparently the mistake I made was in fly sparging instead of batch sparging.
So I'm looking for a good recipe for a partigyle beer, perhaps a barleywine/pale/small beer combo. Anyone have any good ones?
Also any suggestions on technique? So far from talking to local brewers I've heard:
Do all mashes with enough water that you draw down only once (i.e. 8 gallons at first, draw off 6, add 6 gallons, draw off 6 for the second beer, add 6 gallons, draw off 6)
Use the same temperature throughout to avoid tannin production (apparently after the first sparge enzyme activity isn't as much of an issue)
Sparge only until SG drops to 1.012 (via a refractometer or similar device)