First Batch Sparge - Questions
I'm forced into doing an all grain batch even though I'd rather not. I ordered a kit from Northern Brewer and I may have accidently ordered the all grain version or they sent me the wrong one... water under the bridge at this point.
Rather than sending it back, I'm just going to do it. I've been brewing for years and have avoided all grain like HIV... it's probably time.
So I'm doing a batch sparge - here's what I'm thinking for my water calculations.
5 gallon batch
6 gallon boil
11 lb grain bill
3.6 gal water (1.3 qt water per/lb grain = 14.3 qt)
1.1 gal absorption
.5 gal (this will correct for my absorption and give me 3 gal in the first runoff)
3 gal (this will give me a total of about 6 gallons in the brew pot, right?)
Does that look about right?
Any other advice for a new batch-sparger?
Primary #1: Pits Pale
Primary #2: Empty
Secondary #1: Empty
Secondary #2: Empty
Kegged/Conditioning: Jackson's Red Redux, Pumpkin Spice Ale
Kegged/Tapped#1: White Bastard Belgian Wit
Kegged/Tapped#2: Watermelon Wheat
On Deck: Christmas Porter, Heffeweizen, maybe an IPA (for fall)