im headin out to buy water right now.
will be doing a mash of only 2lbs of base malts.
1.25 qt/lb is what i am seeing as the general concensus for mash water volume...
does this take into account how much the grain soaks up, or is that irrelevent? seems like 2/3 of a gallon into 2lbs of grain is goin to leave me with about 2 cups of mash
and sparge water volume, how much would you sparge with?
i now have the ability to boil all 5 gallons, although i will probably top off to 5 with near frozen bottled water as it really helps to cool down the wort for us non-IM guys.