This has happened before and it happened again tonight. Apparently, my mash tun can create water out of thin air.
My mash water volume was 4 gallons, got 2.75 first runnings (close enough to expected).
My sparge water volume was 3.37 gallons, and I got 3.5 gallons back! Is it possible that after batch sparging and stirring around the grain, it somehow "unlocks" some extra water that didn't come out during the first runnings?
Or is it simply magic?