Wort produced from a combination of both malt extract (dry or liquid) and the mashing (steeping) of grains.

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Original Gravity: Calculate or measure

I've been told that for extract brewing it's best to simply calculate the original gravity instead of measuring it. Is this correct? What are the pros/cons either way? What about with ...
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How do you sparge small amounts of grain in a partial mash recipe?

For less than around 2 pounds of milled grain in a nylon bag, do you need an elaborate sparging process? Do you need much of the equipment for an all-grain setup, or can you basically just soak the ...