Originally Posted by Runyank
1. That is one way to do it. Another way is to heat a seperate pot with 170 degree water and steep the grain bag in that to release any extra wort.
2. No, you will be squeezing out tannins, yuck!
1. I just did my first PM and I did it this way. I just took the grain out of my mash tun (in a grain bag) and dropped it in my brew kettle. In the end it left me with the perfect boil size (about 3.5 gallons) when the other wort was added.
2. Like others have stated, it releases tannins, but I still squeeze it a bit... (it just seems like a waste not to do it a little