Originally Posted by dummkauf
Now I'm confused??? I thought the conversion process stopped when I drained the wort off the grain bed and into my BK. Are you saying that even the wort in the BK is still converting until I start boiling?
I was under the impression that the mash did the conversion, and then I drained the wort off, and I just added the sparge water to rinse any residual sugars off the grains that were missed the first time around and that all the conversion happens in the cooler.
Am I misreading what you are saying? Or am I just way off base on how this all works?
I didn't mean to confuse you, I just wasn't sure if you were planning to mashout or not. You can do it either way. Personally I never mashed out until I got my HERMS system. It was more complicated for me to have a small pot of boiling water and then another pot with 168 deg sparge water. Either way you want to do it will make good beer. You can do a search for mash out here on the forums. If you look at post 13 on the following post will explain mash out. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/batc...yea-nay-43069/
Again alot of people don't mashout its kind of what works for you. Either way RDWHAHB.