I have an 11 gallon pot. this recipe had 18.5lbs of grain. would i be able to do the easy sparge method of mash, raise, let drip, heat water to 170, dip grains back in for 10 mins?
if i use the min of 1.25 qts p/lb, i'd need just about 5.75gallons there. plus what another 2gallons for loss? think i'd be able to fit about 8 gallons of water + the grains without it over flowing?
or could i do the 5.75gallons mash, pull grains out, add the other 2 gallons, get to 170, dip back in and sparge?
i tend to like to end with about 5.5gallons of final wort to ferment