I've used Denny's method many times and made some great brews, but my mid-life crisis included a Blichmann kettle system, so now I've got lots of sparging and/or recirculation options. However, I'm inclined to try batch sparging with these really beautiful false bottoms, because I can!
I know the temp won't hold as well as my coolers, but I kind of want to do some caparisons between fly, batch and no-sparge methods in the kettles. Denny, any sage words of advice to set the learning curve a little lower?
Who, me?????? Just the usual...give it a go, stay calm when things screw up, take good notes so you can fix it the next time. And no drinking til the wort's in the fermenter!