Upon reading DeathBrewer's awesome sticky, I decided that my third batch ever would be a partial mash kit from morebeer.com. I received their Irish Stout kit in the mail yesterday, and I'll be brewing on Saturday.
Now, morebeer has some instructions online that differ from DeathBrewer's sticky. DB uses two pots of heated water, one to mash, and one to sparge, and morebeer suggests using a bottling bucket with a mesh insert as a sort of makeshift lauter tun by slowly pourning the hot sparge water over the grain, and letting it drain out the bottling tap.
I've got the equipment to do either, but I'm looking for some advice on which I ought to try. DeathBrewer's looks easier, but morebeer's seems a bit more traditional, and looks like it might get a more complete rinse, especially considering that I could always recirculate the wort back through the "lauter tun".
Should I go whole-hog and use morebeer's method, or go quick 'n' easy with DB's method?
Oh, and if you're curious, the morebeer kit details are in my Brewing Blog
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