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Vorlaufing
« on: December 04, 2015, 12:11:45 AM »
So does everyone do this all the time or do you only do it for certain beers?
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Re: Vorlaufing
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2015, 12:14:15 AM »
I do a vorlauf for every batch; no reason not to do one, in my opinion.

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Re: Vorlaufing
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2015, 12:16:50 AM »
Vorlaufing is the initial recirculation at the start of lautering. It allows for the Brewer to catch any grain that was loose before the grain bed formed a filter. I do it every beer.

I guess with some constant recirc (herms or rims) it may not be needed, but with other systems it is for sure needed.

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Re: Vorlaufing
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 12:25:09 AM »
yup every brew...easy, effective.
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Re: Vorlaufing
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 12:44:54 AM »
Every batch, every time.
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Re: Vorlaufing
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 03:10:32 PM »
But have you done a blind triangle test?  :P

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Re: Vorlaufing
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2015, 04:59:49 PM »
So does everyone do this all the time or do you only do it for certain beers?

Every time on every run off.
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Re: Vorlaufing
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2015, 05:09:52 PM »
When I batch sparge, I do.

Not when I BIAB :D

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Re: Vorlaufing
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2015, 05:55:01 PM »
Nope. Technically I could, since I do a pseudo-BIAB in a cooler, but I've never bothered to play around with that variable.
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Re: Vorlaufing
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2015, 02:50:21 AM »
All the time, although I find with different systems more or less may be needed. Like today with my new round cooler mashtun and false bottom from Northern Brewer, I didn't need to run much off before it was perfectly clear. Other times, it have have taken a couple qts.

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Re: Vorlaufing
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2015, 03:30:41 AM »
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Re: Vorlaufing
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2015, 02:03:22 AM »
Virtually every time - but I wonder why, frankly.  My initial runnings get pretty clear and I pour through a double mesh strainer to strain out grain, anyway....force of habit, I guess.
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Re: Vorlaufing
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2015, 01:04:36 PM »
Every time. Except when I run run a little in the kettle and say, "Crap, the Vorlauf!".

You do this to keep grain out of the boil.
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Re: Vorlaufing
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2015, 01:26:30 PM »
I quit vorlaufing once I bought a pump for recirculation. I found that unhooking the pump lines, finding my two quart pitcher, vorlaufing a gallon or two of already crystal clear wort, then hooking back up my pump... just way too much work.




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Re: Vorlaufing
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2015, 02:11:36 PM »
As long as the wort is clear there's no need to vorlauf. When batch sparging this is usually a couple quarts recirced back in. On my commercial fly sparge system I volauf for about 30 minutes, or until the wort in the grant is very clear and grain free.