So my questions:
1. I sanitize at the wort prep and the bottling stage. I've been working with approx 5 gallon batches. Each time I prepare 2.5 gals of Star San and then dump it at the end. That seems wasteful. Do folks make and use less? Can you continue to use the same batch from a bottling to the next boil?
2. Seems like the real time glut is in heating the liquids. Are there tools and/or techniques to make that go faster? I envy those flame-throwers in the local Chinese takeout.
Next batch: American IPA.