There’s a ball game on tomorrow at noon that I want to watch (Go Cats!) and I want to break up the brew day. I’m thinking of starting the mash within an hour of the game, running off/sparge at half time, then start the boil after the game.
Or, I could do the whole mash/sparge/runoff before the game, then boil afterwards.
Which would you prefer?
What should I expect with a long (2-3 hour) mash?
If I mash before the game, is it OK to leave the full pre-boil volume at garage temps (mid-40’s) in a covered kettle for 2-3 hours before I start the boil?
Any advice would be appreciate as I’ve never done this before.