Hi,

In my first brew I used 15 liters of water and 11.7 lbs of malt.. It was amazing when I figure out that some water was absorbed by grains, and the pump start pulling water from the outer side of the pot and pumping it into the grains, but the water level in the outer side was falling until I saw the resistance heater without water!! I ran to bring some additional water and figure out that any further brew will have to start with more water.

I have been using all my recipes for recipes with 12 lbs aprox. and typically I start with 25 or 26 liters and adjust on the sparge water that will be between 2 or 3 liters...

I would like to know if there is a minimum quantity of water recommended for the initial phase (e.g. 20 liters?) and if there is any benefits of starting with a lower quantity and having more quantity for sparking, or it is the same if we use 26 liters of water and sparge only with 2 liters?

Thanks in advace