Hey all. I'm fairly new at all grain brewing. I've done a few batches with mixed results, not following any specific recipes.
I'm going to try to make my first clone beer and have a question on the "Mash guidelines" in the recipes. This is for a 5.5 gallon recipe with 16.8 lbs of grain. It says 3.5 gallons, Infusion, 75 Min...but under that it says Starting Mash thickness is 1.5 qt/lb.
I'm confused by the Starting mash thickness and Gallons....1.5 qt/lb would be equivalent to 6.3 gallons. Does anyone know what the 3.5 gallons is?