View of the recirculating mash - I should really make some kind of return manifold, but that can wait until the spring (I have no workshop so everything I've built has been made in the back garden!)
I only have one pump at the moment, so I have to sparge by adding the sparge water, recirculating, then lautering it all in one go.
I bring it all up to 75c mash out temp, and then recirculate and pump to boil kettle.
Once the wort is over the elements by 2" I turn both of them on. They're 1275 watt elements, so the boil gets started pretty quickly. I have to turn off one element and stir as soon as it starts to boil or I get a huge boil over.
60 min hops ready - 50g of EKGs
15 min hops ready - 10g of EKGs with 1tsp of Irish Moss to help coagulate the proteins and get a clearer beer.