When you guys do a partial mash do you just dump all the grain in the mash pot and then strain and sparge after or do you bag it and pour you sparge water over it? Does it make a difference which way you do it? For my first PM brew I used a big bag and don’t feel the sparging process got all the sugars out. I figured out that I could wrap my cullender in my nylon mash bag and really make it even more efficient.
I noticed the recipes on the NB site give you an option to use a bag or not. Some other home brew recipes specifically ask to use a bag.