2.5 Gallon Barleywine

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smmcdermott

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I previously posted questions regarding my starter, but failed to ask about the amount of water in the mash.

I usually do 1.25 qt/lb when doing a 5 gallon batch, but now am only doing a 2.5 gallon batch. Should I adjust the amount of water, or will I have to obtain 4 gallons an boil dow to get to my final gravity of 1.082

Using half the NB Barleywine recipe btw.
 

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You can stick with the 1.25 qt/lb if you want. It depends on your equipment and how you are mashing/sparging.
 

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I do a single batch sparge. My strike is 1/2 the boil volume plus the grain absorption and dead space. The sparge is half the boil volume. This is where maximum efficiency is achieved with a single batch sparge.
 
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I stuck with 1.25 qt/lb and then did one sparge to get to my preboil volume of 3.75 gallons. Hit my numbers dead on. Thanks.
 
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