Originally Posted by cweston
I still took about 5 hours, though--not much one can do about that.
That's pretty damn good. It takes me about 7 hours for a 5 gallon batch, and I've been doing AG. for about 12 years. Perhaps I should think about batch sparging, or going for a 10g batch;
But that would mean a new HLT, MLT and kettle.
On second thoughts, if I didn't spend 90 minutes sparging, I couldn't lubricate myself well enough to manage the boil.