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Offline SecondRow_Sean

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First All Grain Batch
« on: August 11, 2012, 07:47:47 PM »
I brewed my first all grain batch today (5 gallons), how long should fly sparging take?

I'm pretty sure I rushed it; it seemed to be completed with 15 min or so. Is this something that I should worry about?


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Re: First All Grain Batch
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012, 08:40:31 PM »
Depends how it comes out. Usually for a low alcohol/OG beer it's 45 minutes but batch sparging is like 10 minutes or so. I bet you get great beer regardless.

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Re: First All Grain Batch
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2012, 07:18:20 AM »
Did you measure the OG? 15 minutes is pretty fast, but if the OG was low then you know it was too fast.
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Re: First All Grain Batch
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2012, 03:36:53 PM »
OG turned out to be 1.061 (Beersmith predicted 1.058).

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Re: First All Grain Batch
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 03:20:41 PM »
OG turned out to be 1.061 (Beersmith predicted 1.058).

Seems fine then.  although after arguing, (I mean discussing, LOL) with Denny over a year ago, I switch to batch sparging.  And I've got it dailed in pretty good new, when my boil pot is where I want it, the mash tun stops running. 

I stongly recommend batch sparging. 




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Re: First All Grain Batch
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 05:04:10 PM »
+1 to batch sparging, especially starting out all-grain.  I started out batch sparging and I really have no plans to go to fly now.  I've got my system down and I'm happy w/ my efficiency.  Plus, batch sparging is a whole lot quicker.  To each his own and I'm sure either way you choose the results will be good.
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Re: First All Grain Batch
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 06:02:49 PM »
Well, I've got a double header scheduled for this weekend. Looks like I'll try batch sparging. Thanks for the heads up.