Originally Posted by Yooper
Generally, you raise the temperature of the grainbed/mash to 170 first, either by direct heat or infusion or HERMS or RIMS to mashout temperatures of 168-170. Then you start sparging with 170 degree water.
Just so I have it straight....
Strike water of 150F (or so)
Circulate original strike water through coil in HLT to maintain 150F (or so) for 60 mins.
After 60 mins bring mash up to 170F by circulating through the coil in the HLT
Slowly start transferring to boil kettle at the same rate that the sparge water is coming in at until you have your boil kettle at the desired volume.
Does this sound like the right method?
Thank you for explaining it