I have several questions.
First, yesterday I encountered my first stuck sparge. After 20 or so all-grain brews I have never encountered this. I use a large Gott cooler with a false bottom. The grain bill was standard, mostly german pilsner. The only thing that was different is the grain had been crushed about 5 days before I used it. Could this have any affect?
Secondly, because the sparge was seemingly permanently stuck, I ended up stirring the grains in order to get anything out. This resulted in a lot of small grain particles in the wort during the boil. How will this affect the final outcome?