First, collect the Mash Water. According to my calculations, I need 5.5 gallons of Mash Water and 4.9 gallons of sparge water. I use my water filter on my sink faucet......I'm gonna re caulk that sink....tomorrow honey.....what am I doing now???? Cleaning my office downstairs....need some hot water.
Mash Water is collected. I use my Boil Kettle as a hot liquor tank for mash water. I always bring my water to a boil to DE-oxygenate it. Probably not necessary but I just do. So now we'll wait til it boils.
Heres a pic of the boiling water. Gonna let this cool to 165....this is my strike temp.....or the temp of the water when I mix it with the grains. By my calcs, this will result in a mash temp of 154....a little higher than I would normally mash but I'm following a recipe I found online.