I’ve got about 10-15 all grain batches under my belt but I had never used rye before. I did a Rye PA with home grown cascades and an ounce of Chinook for bittering. Smells awesome.
I measure out my water, hit my 152 mash temp and after batch sparging I’m way short on my boil volume. I was going for 7 gallons and ended up with around 5. I ended up doing another sparge with a couple extra gallons and after the boil my gravity was a little high, but nothing too unreasonable.
Does rye typically absorb more water than barley? I don’t think I measured my water wrong and it turned out fine, but it may be something I will have to plan for in the future!