Originally Posted by stikks
recipe looks good but I really think you need a lot more water than 6.75 gallons for 13 pounds of grain
Yea I have been doing some reasearch and I think that I will be using the water ratio of 1.25 Q per pound of grain so that means 16.25 Q which is 6 gallons. Factoring in grain absorption and loss from the mash tun I predict ill lose 2.125 gallons. So I will sparge with 3.625 gallons to make up for loss during boil and to bring the batch to 5 gallons at the end of the boil. Total gallons now being used will be 9.625
Thanks for the insight, I was being a bit lazy when figuring out the water needed all I really had to do is sit down and calculate it out.