One my 3 tier gravity fed system I have had problems with my mash out. I typically raise my sparge water to 175* and add it too my mash which is about 150 to 152 after an hour mash. But as I start the sparge my water in the mash tun (a keggle) drops to about 140* every time before it comes back up towards the end of the hour twenty minute sparge to get my 12 gallons. I can't heat the mash tun because I use a manifold and grain sits on the bottom of the keggle. It would burn if I turned it on to raise temps I imagine.
What are my other options to stop the mash and get my temps up to 165*? Should I add a few gallons of 175* water, stir and rest to get it up?