I've been doing some searching on-line and haven't found an adequate answer to this question:
Is there a chart/table that outlines water to grist ratios for the different styles of beer?
I've read a lot about people's personal preferences for the ratios, and that people sometimes experience a higher efficiency with a thinner mash.
I'm asking because I'm rebrewing a witbier this weekend and I would like to use a thinner mash than my usual 1.25qts/lb, but I don't know how high I should go. I have the capability to do a 2qts/lb with my 10 gal Blichmann Boilermaker MLT and a 10 pound grain bill.
If you are using brunwater or other, you'll see that the water to grist ratio of mash can also be modified to hit a desired ph. I sometimes mash at 1.25 or up to 1.85 qts per pound depending on my grist, brewing salts, and desired ph.