Originally Posted by ajf
I fly sparge and use 1 qt / lb for most of my brews. Never gives me a problem.
In response to the OP, there's plenty of room for the mash, but I don't know if you have sufficient capacity remaining for a double batch sparge.
Of course there will be room for the double batch sparge. I simply take the amount of water that would be used for a single batch sparge, and divide it up into two smaller sparges each done seperatley. So if there is room for the mash, I am good to go on the double batch sparge.
I found fuggles for about $10 a pound from www.hopsdirect.com
. I am thinking I might order some other hops from these guys too.
I think for this beer I am going to have to brew a smaller pale ale first, and then pitch the big barley wine onto the cake. I am still conflicted on the yeast....suddendly I am feeling like US-05 would be a good choice.