Sparging was dream-like. The 30 minute beta glucan rest really did something. Overall the whole brewday went a bit sideways... coudn't really hit the temperature steps with the infusions, beta glucan was 5 degrees too high, 65 step was 3 degrees too high, then temperature fell more the initially thought, so I had to bring it up from 61 again via infusion.... this meant with the remaining water volume I could only get it to 70, but no mash out. However, lautering, as I said, it was beautiful. It ran and ran and ran till it stopped because of no wort left. Volume wise, perfect calculation, I had a full kettle at the end, but with less OG than desired. I am sure, that if my kettel woudn't be 18l big, but 30 or 35, I would be able to sparge properly and then could boil down the wort to get a better efficiancy and higher og with 18 litres at the end of the boil.My congrats! You'll have an excellent addition to your cellar to savour!
Just yesterday I drank a bottle of my 4 months-aged Rongoteus. A heavenly brew.