To date I've only brewed extract while steeping grains (Crystal). I'd like to try this but with the mini-mash method.
I've been using BeerSmith in my brewing and I've noticed a dramatic improvement in my extract brews as a result. I'm not really familiar with BeerSmith's mash profile configuration.
For this brew, I understand that in order to convert the starches in the Vienna malt, it must be mashed. What do I do so I get the correct OG, efficiency, etc in BeerSmith?
I set type to "Partial Mash". I'm then guessing I have to add an infusion mash step under the Mash Profile, but I'm not sure what sort of equipment should be included. In the mini-mash, is the second 1 gallon of 170F water essentially sparge water?