Yup, I'm back with more newb questions.
I've been having trouble with appropriate mash thicknesses for infusion mashes that involve more than one step. I wanted to do a protein rest on the dunkelweizen I made recently, so I decided to mash in with 11 quarts of water to make it a 1 qt/lb ration (.5q dead space + 10.5 quarts for 10.5 lbs of grain). My next infusion step according to ProMash was 8 quarts of boiling water to get me up to 158. By my calculations, that puts me at a ratio of 1.9 qts/lb. This seems really high to me.
Do most people just go with the high ratio? Or can a protein rest be done with less than 1 qt/lb mash thickness?