I've been reading around here for a bit, and I'm preparing to do my first brew. I have a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone kit from Midwest, and their starter equipment kit. I also have a 5 gallon pot to boil everything in. This is an extract kit but it comes with some grains that I put in for about 30 min.
So, I was wondering if it would be possible to just have 3 gallons of water in one pot, leave the grains in there for the 30 min, but also have another 2 gallons of water in another pot, and sort of just rinse off the grains in that smaller pot. I would just put the bag in their for maybe like a minute or so - just to get everything I could out of them. After that I would put the 2 gallons into the larger pot with the 3 gallons already in it.
I saw this was done similarly in the partial mash stickied thread (which, as I understand it, is a bit of a different process), but I don't have nearly as many grains as he used (I only have 16oz), so would doing something like this even benefit me?
Thanks in advance. Oh, and even though this is my first post, I've been reading enough to gets lots of useful advice here.