Or maybe continuous sparging with a pause in the middle?
Another question, is there any extraction benefit to draining the grain bed entirely at the end of the sparge, or is it just as effective to have the grain bed still flooded at the end (of course considering that the sparge was carried out slow enough and without disturbing the grains). I have taken up the idea of draining it all the way out at the very end, trying to guesstimate how much liquid is still in the tun and only adding enough water to get my full boil volume. I do this partly to save on water, since I have to haul it down from a local spring, and partly to be sure that I have sucked all the goodness from the grains!
I suppose as long as you don't get a stuck sparge from the settling down of the grain bed, it should be all good? Wadya all think?