I'm planning on a partial mash of a Blue Moon clone of sorts. I have 3.3lbs. LME to use up from extract days.
I'm mashing the wheat, 4.5lbs, which should call for 1.4G of water. Since I'm using LME for the rest of the grain bill and I'd prefer to add it later in the boil for clarity...should I NOT boil the full 6+ gallons right after sparging the wheat?
I was thinking maybe I'd sparge with 3g. and when I add the LME at 20m, I'd add the rest of the water (boiling) to get me just a touch above final volume.
The hop addition is at 60m (recipe here), so I know a smaller boil volume will lower the IBU's a bit. Perhaps I should up to 1.5oz.
Any other problem with doing the boil this way, adding more boiling water later in the boil to reach final volume?