Horse a piece. Folks will argue RIMS vs. HERMS or a combo of the 2 all day. The reality is both are great. I do batch sparging with a make-shift RIMS system and love it. My issue is when you make great beer, why change the process??? Hell I would dance naked around the MLT under the moon if it meant great beer everytime...the rest is just preference...
“I'm not drunk, I'm from Wisconsin.”
We have been out drinking your state since 1848!