First - I have only been a member of HBT for a couple months, and have garnered TONS of information from all the generous contributors! I have since put together a rudementary AG system, and have done three AG batches so far, which I never would have pulled off without hours of scouring HBT forums.
Here is my question:
I would like to make this recipe (see link below), but it calls for a rest at 112* during the mash. I use a cooler for a mash tun. So there would be no way for me to raise the temperature of the mash after this rest if it was in the cooler. Can I start the mash in my boil kettle at 112*, do the rest then directly heat the boil kettle (with the mash in it) up to 158-160*, then pour it into my mash tun (cooler) for the rest of the mash? Then just batch sparge as usual...
Will I scorch the grain, create tanins, etc., etc.,? I will forgo the 112* rest if I have to, but it looks like the recipe is pretty good with it!
Thanks again for all the help!
Hopefully soon be able to post pics of my future Keezer build!