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I'm doing my second all grain today, Biermuncher's centennial blond. He says to mash at 150 for and hour, but says nothing about the mash out or sparging quantities and temperature. I don't know how to figure this out. Can somone hook me up with some knowledge?

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I assume that you know how much wort you need to collect to get your batch size. I would determine how much wort is collected in the first runoff and then split the sparge additions in half.

The first sparge addition should be around 185-190 degrees to bring the grain bed temperature into the 160's. The second sparge can be around 170 because the grain is already at a higher heat. It is also a good idea to keep some extra water heated in case you might need it get your volume. It took me a few batches to find the right amount.
 
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I really appreciate the help, thats what I was thinking, just wanted a little reassurance.
 

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Are you batch or fly sparging? If you are batch sparging, then follow Blender's advice, and forget the mash out.
If you are fly sparging, then switch to a batch sparge for a few brews, and still follow Blender's advice.

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