I'm drawing up plans with another newbie brewer, and I'm pretty sure that I have it figured out, but I wanted to confirm that things are placed nicely in my brain.
We'll be using a keggle-setup for all 3 containers, and we're planning on building an eHERMS setup.
We'll insulate the mash-tun as best we can, but I'm expecting some heat-loss due to the fact that we'll be brewing in my garage (in cold-ass Canada). Since we're going HERMS, I can recirc the wort through the HLT and warm up the mash, that way, that's a given.
Now, where my brain is stuck is with vorlaufing (if it's not a verb, it is now).
Essentially, if I'm slowly pulling liquid from the mash, and putting it through the HLT throughout the mashing process, I'm assuming that that can be considered "vorlaufing", right? I would still vorlauf at the end, but rather than pull several liters of wort before it goes clear, I could expect it to be clear almost immediately, right?