Originally Posted by zickefoose
After draining all my mash water I put a small plate on top of my grains and pour my sparge water on to it. Then let that drain immediatly.
Looks like there's a lb grain missing. The specified grains add up to 6 lb not 7, and at 75% efficiency would result in an OG of about 1.032
Your sparging method is going to yield very low efficiency. You don't need a plate on top of the grains. Just add the sparge water and then stir really well
before vorlaufing and draining. With a batch sparge, it is this stirring that dissolves the sugars. If you don't stir, you will get low efficiency.