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Sparge Rate for Big Batches
« on: February 22, 2012, 10:41:37 AM »
I typically make between 15 and 20 gallons.  Today it is a 25 gallon batch and I'll be sparging 26 gallons.  I think I read in Miller that 45 minutes is a good time for fly sparging (which would apply to a 5 gallon batch).  While I personally believe faster is better (to keep the sparge water hot), would 45 minutes also be good for 26 gallons?  I'm all for getting this batch done ASAP today.
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Re: Sparge Rate for Big Batches
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 11:01:29 AM »
I would use the same sparge flow rate that you use for your 15-20 gal batches assuming you are using the same lauter tun for consistency purposes.
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