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Vorlauf question
« on: March 10, 2015, 09:28:30 PM »
So I am finally getting ready to do my first all grain brew and I think I understand mostly everything, but I had one question. When you vorlauf, do you have to use a jug/pitcher and pull from the top, or can you run a little from the spigot on your mash tun? I know you want the grain bed to stay settled, but if you run it through the spigot, will it disturb the bed? Thanks!
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Re: Vorlauf question
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 09:32:34 PM »
you want to run it through the spigot. the idea is to set the grain bed and start it working as a filter. you do that by slowly drawing liquid through it.
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Re: Vorlauf question
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 09:32:53 PM »
Yes, actually you have to go from the bottom when you vorlauf.  You won't really settle the grain bed if you pull from the top.
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Re: Vorlauf question
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2015, 11:10:55 PM »
Excellent! Thank you for the quick response. Everything I kept reading kept giving the impression that you just drew liquid off the top into a jug, but that didn't really make sense to me.
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Re: Vorlauf question
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2015, 12:12:54 PM »
Excellent! Thank you for the quick response. Everything I kept reading kept giving the impression that you just drew liquid off the top into a jug, but that didn't really make sense to me.

You're going to pour the wort back over the top slowly, which may be what people are referring to.  I run mine about 1/4 open in the valve and get it clear of most of the grain bits in about 2 quarts.
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Re: Vorlauf question
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2015, 12:15:11 PM »
You're going to pour the wort back over the top slowly, which may be what people are referring to.  I run mine about 1/4 open in the valve and get it clear of most of the grain bits in about 2 quarts.

+1.  Same here.
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Re: Vorlauf question
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2015, 07:27:13 PM »
There are pictures and a description of vorlauf at www.dennybrew.com
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Re: Vorlauf question
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2015, 09:52:22 PM »
You're going to pour the wort back over the top slowly, which may be what people are referring to.  I run mine about 1/4 open in the valve and get it clear of most of the grain bits in about 2 quarts.

+1.  Same here.

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Re: Vorlauf question
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2015, 10:14:13 PM »
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