I’m new and just want someone to tell me if what I am doing makes sense. I got my ingredients from NB.

I have 8 lbs of grain.

Step 1. So I took 3 gal of water (8 lbs of grain x 1.25 = 12 qts = 3 gal of water) and heated it to 165 deg, so it would be approx 154 deg in the tun. (it was…perfectly on temp). I soaked it in the tun with the grain for 1 hour and drained it into what will be the boil kettle. I got 2 gal of wort out of the tun.

Step 2. Right after I drained the wort in step 1, I took 4.5 gal of water (1.5 x what I used in step 1) that I had heated to 170 deg F and I added it to the tun with the wet grain that I had just drained. I let that sit for about 10 - 12 minutes.

Then I drained it out of the tun to add to the boil kettle, I got 4.5 gal out (I think because the grain was saturated from Step 1).

HERE IS MY QUESTION…the wort than I drained the 2nd time (4.5 gal) was very thin and watery. My concern is:…this is a much larger volume of liquid than I got out of the tun in Step 1 that sat for an hour. Is this correct…or is my beer going to be severly diluted now?

Help please.

Thanks,

Newbie.