Author Topic: Configuring Mash Profile for Batch Sparging and question about Step Temp  (Read 3193 times)

Offline boralyl

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So I started with the Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge template.  Under Batch Sparge Options I have all 3 checkboxes checked and have the % of mush tun volume set to 50%.  When I preview the brewsheet it says:
Mash IN: Add 14.06 qt of water at 169.3 F
Hold mash at 154 for 60 min.
Drain Mash Tun
Batch Sparge Round 1: Sparge with 3.84 gal of 168 F water
Add water to acheive boil volume of 6.01 gal.

So my question is do I split the 3.84 gallons into 2 batch sparges, each being 1.92 gallons?  I've done one recipe prior to this one and somehow I got it to give me 2 rounds of sparging.  Am I doing something wrong, or is it only supposed to show 1 round and you have to manually calculate the equal split?

Also is the step temp(in this case 154) automatically calculated based on style, or is it always 154?  This is a wheat beer and I feel like from some things I read that I should mash at a lower temp like 150.