So, I've read a lot of information, but looking for a reason people use specific amounts of water in both the mash and the sparge.
In my first few brews, I have been using 1.25 quarts of water for every pound of grain for the mash because I read that somewhere.
In the sparge, I have just been using what the recipe recommended and have not always hit my numbers, although I've tried to sparge with extra when necessary.
Could people offer the amounts of water that they use and why? Thanks everyone that's willing to share!