I have been reading in a lot of recipes that you are supposed to "rinse" the grains after you are done steeping them with 2 cups of boiling water. Would a sufficient way of doing this be to put the grain bag into a strainer and pour the 2 cups of water over that bag so all the water drains into the pot? If not, what is the proper way of doing this step.
I have seen a lot on the internet that when brewing high gravity beer it may be necessary to pitch the yeast in 2 parts or make a yeast starter. If I have a beer coming out of the primary could I just pour a high gravity wort onto the yeast cake in the bottom and have that be sufficient as there is already a very large amount of yeast that is ready to go active in there?
Thanks again for all the help you guys have been providing me