i dont have an example at the moment but i was reading recipes that mentioned sparging and i made a stout a couple weeks ago thats now in the secondary. when i made the wort i used around 3lbs of total grains but i steeped it in the full 20qt pot. i just wasnt sure that if for future use it would be more beneficial to steep the grain in less water and sparge it before bringing it to a boil and adding my extract.How much grain are you working with?
thats where im getting my information from...from my "clone brew" book. for the majority of the recipes it uses dme and has you steeping the specialty grains and sparging them before adding the dme.In defense of the OP- my "CLONE BREW" book has several "Extract" recipes that instruct the homebrewer to steep specialty grains (not base grains) and then sparge.