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Offline denny

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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2016, 06:55:41 PM »
The reason I quit using my tubing some time back was because I had a lot of problems with stuck sparges. With the tubing off I could easily see when my runnings were slowing down. However I seem to have overcome the stuck sparge problem when I went to thinner mashes.

It seems to me that the tubing helps get a siphon going which helps to completely empty your tun.
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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2016, 07:08:19 PM »

The reason I quit using my tubing some time back was because I had a lot of problems with stuck sparges. With the tubing off I could easily see when my runnings were slowing down. However I seem to have overcome the stuck sparge problem when I went to thinner mashes.

It seems to me that the tubing helps get a siphon going which helps to completely empty your tun.
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Do you open your valve a tiny amount in the beginning of run off? This helps to prevent compaction.

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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2016, 07:33:17 PM »
I can not seem to find the info to input this malt into my ingredients list.  Anyone have a link?
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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2016, 07:40:00 PM »
Best I found was 11-13L, 5% moisture, and 79% extract. This was from Best Malz's website. They didn't have the enzymes listed, but it can be used 100%, so high enough.

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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2016, 12:01:41 AM »
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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2016, 12:02:54 AM »

The reason I quit using my tubing some time back was because I had a lot of problems with stuck sparges. With the tubing off I could easily see when my runnings were slowing down. However I seem to have overcome the stuck sparge problem when I went to thinner mashes.

It seems to me that the tubing helps get a siphon going which helps to completely empty your tun.
+ 1 - gravity

Do you open your valve a tiny amount in the beginning of run off? This helps to prevent compaction.

I had more stuck sparges when I did that.
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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2016, 12:03:39 AM »
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Re: Check out the color
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2016, 12:09:55 AM »
When I opened slowly grains would come out, then more grains, then the liquid would stop running altogether. When I started opening wide open from the start, a pack of grains would shoot out, then the liquid would run for a while before slowing down to a stop SOMETIMES. Then when I went to a thinner mash and opening all the way immediately I stopped having stuck sparges altogether. I should add I am using a false bottom.
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