Originally Posted by pickles
I built my own RIMS that is similar to the sabco. I usually mash in at. 1.5. lbs/gallon. It seems to flow better.
WOW, 1.5LBS/GAL is 2.6qt/lb seems to be a pretty thin mash.
I use a 1.3qt/lb ratio for mashing normal grain loads
I use a 1.15qt/lb ratio when I max out my grain load @ 35lbs
As far as sparging I fill the HLT (15gal) and sparge till I get my desired boil volume making sure to check the gravity and ph of the existing wort.
Stop collecting wort when gravity is 1.010 or ph is above 6