Set out to do a partial mash biab oktoberfest yesterday, and as I was heating my water up for the mash I burnt a hole in the bag which became large enough to leak out all my grain as I dumped it in.
So I improvised with what I had at home. Mash in was 3.5 gallons of water at 155 and mash out was 150 after 60 minutes. I sparged with 2.5 gallons of water at 170 through a two stage filtering process into my bottling bucket with a false bottom. The sparge process took about 30 minutes and I collected about 4.5-5 gallons of wort with a SG of 1.060.
I added a gallon of water then began my 60 minute boil. Ended with a OG of 1.056, giving me about 70% efficiency, which I was very pleased with. Chilled and pitched the yeast and after 12 hours there was no activity. Hoping to see the yeasties doing their thing when I get home from work tonight.
After all of that it only took me about an hour more than usual, so I think I may be doing all grain from here on out! Thanks to everyone who uses this site for helping me along the way.
Next Up: Winter Ale (Snow Cap Clone)
Fermenting: Pumpkin Ale; Oktoberfest
Conditioning: Oatmeal Stout;Barleywine; White IPA
Bottled: Belgian Wit; Island Pale Ale; Mac & Jacks Clone; Temptation Ale; Not Your Ordinary Irish Red; Summer Shandy