This is going to be the first AG batch. How should I sparge(batch or fly) and what are the temps I should hit for how long? Iím shooting for five gallons final in the fermentor and am using a 10 gallon cooler setup. Iíve got a 6.75 gallon pot to use for the boil. Heres the grains: 7-lbs American 2 row pale, 2-lb crystal 40l, 1-lb cara pils, 1-lb American wheat. For the boil Iím cooking some Chinooks for 60min@1 oz, cascades for 30@1 oz, and crystal for 15min@1oz. I was planning on using s04 for yeast b/c thatís all I used in the past for IPAís. Should I switch it up?
Obviously you should batch sparge..... With only a 6.75 gal. pot you won't be able to collect a lot of wort, so plan on a lower efficiency. When I used one that size, I ran about 65%. For an IPA, I usually mash at about 152.
Life begins at 60....1.060, that is!