Originally Posted by DeathBrewer
...4. Anything else you see in the pictures that I could change to possibly improve my methods? Any advice is appreciated...
Get a haircut.
No, I'm just joking, my hair was as long as yours until about 10 months ago (but who's counting?).
Looks like a good brew session.
I'm pretty new to AG but thought I'd add my two cents...
1. I guess you should take this into account when you're doing your decoction - I think it will only make a difference to reaching your next step temp though.
2. If you batch sparge I wouldn't worry, just make sure you give it a good stir.
3. This is what I do, ie batch sparging. The sprinkler thingee is fly sparging.