Ok so I have assembled my two heatsticks and rubbermaid 10gallon HLT and borrowed my parents turkey fryer pot to use. I am ready! The recipe I plan to make is an IPA based off of BYO's DFH 60 minute IPA recipe.
13lbs 2 row pale malt
8 oz amber malt
.7 oz of warrior from 60-35
.28 oz of simcoe from 35-25
.7 oz palisade 25-0
.7oz palisade flameout
I was going to use US-05 because thats what I have around
then dryhopping it with .5 oz amarillo, simcoe and glacier.
I have been working on the calculations for for the brew later before I purchase the grains. My MLT is the stainless braid and I plan on batch sparging.
13.5lbs of grains at 1.25 quarts/lb comes out to 16.875 qts of 4.22 gallons of strike water.
I have never used my setup so was estimating .1 gallon/lb absortion rate, so thatd leave me with only 2.87 gallons and a mash out of .63 gallons to get up to 3.5 gallons.
And then batch sparge with 3.5 more gallons?
The recipe states mash at 152 for 60 minutes. Is there a good online calculator for temperatures of strike, mash out, and sparge water? I have tried to soak up all the knowledge I can I just want to know that I am not crazy and doing that wrong.