I'm going to do a partigyle (my first) next week and wanted some advice.
I have read that the way to go is generally just collect 6 gals of the first runnings without sparging. Then sparge the rest.
My thoughts are this.
If I just collect the first 6 gals. There won't be much liquor left in the mashtun. Will the simple process of sparging be enough to draw out the last of the sugar from the grains?
Or should I add some more water, let it sit for 30 mins or so then sparge? I imagine this might help to soak out the last bits from the grains.
thanks - Nick