Hi I've been brewing all grain for a year and have 7 brews under my belt. It's fair to say its been hit and miss with a couple coming out pretty poor. So, at the weekend I am planning for a Oakham's Citra-like brew using this thread as a guide on hops, mash etc. https://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/threads/citra-recipe.35277/ There have been a couple of problems I've found in some of my brews, namely lack of volume extracted, mash temps, how much volume to batch sparge with and gravity readings. I'd say that even when the brews have gone ok, I'm still a little underwhelmed, I mean they're ok and even good but not great. Maybe I expect too much. Note, I've usually gone with recipes from Greg Hughes book, mainly the hoppier ones. So, these have been my issues... I regularly get less than the anticipated 23 ltrs. 20 ltrs is more like it, maybe 21ltrs. Now, I may add more hops but this still seems less than expected. I had been using a bazooka but have given up on it due to the clogging occurring with the hops. I've been using hop-bags recently. When batch sparging, how much sparge water should I use? Split into the batches into 2 or 3? And how much at each time? I've noticed that when taken the gravity readings that at the 20ltr mark, it's down to 1.008. Does this seem too early to get that reading? Also I haven't been adjusting for temperature changes (I've only just picked up that that's a thing). I'd appreciate any help, clarification and tips on how to improve the next brew. I'll admit to being a compete novice and that even though I've done a few AG brews and Kits my understanding is still basic. Some handy pointers on what to look out for on this one would be a help.