I am attempting my first turbid mash this weekend for a lambic, and I have a few questions.
Will WLP 653 and several bottle dregs be enough? Should I build a starter with the 653?
Also, what is the best way to determine the amount of water needed. Normally I rely on beersmith for volumes when I batch sparge, but in the guide below he ended up with 9gal of preboil. I assume this is due to the amount of water needed to raise the mash temps.