Originally Posted by bonesmalone
4 lbs. American 2-row
1 lbs. Crystal Malt 10°L
0.5 lbs. Belgian Cara-Pils
.3 lbs. American Victory
3 lbs. Liquid Amber Extract
.7 oz. Centennial (Pellets, 10.00 %AA) boiled 60 min.
0.40 oz. Cascade (Pellets, 5.50 %AA) boiled 1 min. info
Im also thinking about doing the late extract addition.
I like to mash with about 1.50 quarts per pound of grain in a PM. That's 8.7 quarts total. So, mash with 8.7 quarts at 153 degrees. (Your strike water might need to be around 164 to get you to 153). After an hour, drain the runnings and measure them. You can sparge with up to .5 gallons per pound of grain. Since you have just under 6 pounds of grain, you can sparge with up to 3 gallons, or until you get your boil volume.
So, say you get 1.25 gallons or so from the mash. You can sparge with 2 gallons to get you to 3.25 gallons for your boil volume. If you get a little less from the mash due to grain absorption, you can use a little more sparge water.