Hello brewers! Let me know what you think about my mashing setup, and if it needs to be improved or can be. I am very open to suggestions. So i recently upgraded to a all grain gas HERMS, and I am using a continuous recirculating fly-sparge for my mash. I generally keep about 1-2 inches of mash "run off" above the grain bed and countinously recirculate. I made the mistake last time of not stirring the grains at the end to properly wash all the grains and get all the starches out, but other then that, I should be yielding high efficiency right? Also I would like to hear about how much water I should use to run over the mash the first run and second. What I did last time was only gathered about 7 gallons of wort (10 gallon set up with 16 gallon pots), and just added more water to recirculate/rinse the grains again until I got 10 gallons of wort. I feel like I lost about 4 gallons of water to the grains alone. Is there a way to better calculate how much water I need to have for mashing that much grain? I normally use the 1.5 qt/lb, but I think I am falling short. Can this be done all in one sweep?