The recipe had:
12# Belgian Pilsner
1/4# Belgian cara8
1/4# biscuit malt
I left it around 150 degrees F for an hour in the mash tun.
Like I said, I think my two main issues were:
my sparge Time was super fast this time around. I was getting clear wort within 20 minutes of recirculating, usually it takes me closer to 40. I’m guessing I should have just kept recirculating anyways, but I chose not to for some reason.
Then the hot break that occurred during the boil. It didn’t look like a huge deal at first, but when the bubbling liquid finally broke through the hot break, it splashed a little, essentially boiling over. Overall I might have had too much liquid to start, as my pot holds 7.5 gallons or so. I collected a little more than 6.5 gallons, still resulted in 5 gallons of wort at the end of the boil. Maybe next time I will start with 6 gallons instead of 6.5, to prevent any more boil over. I use a home built electric pot, so I CAN get a bigger one and just build again, but I’d prefer to not go through that again right now if possible.