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My mash in and batch sparge process
« on: March 07, 2016, 10:09:47 PM »
I get a lot of questions about how I do these, so I made a short video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfOlhTCqyNk&feature=youtu.be

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Re: My mash in and batch sparge process
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 10:37:01 PM »
Watched on FB, thanks for a look into your brewery, brew day attire, and process Denny
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Re: My mash in and batch sparge process
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 11:39:08 PM »
Even more simple than I had imagined. Thought you had bought a pump a few years back...
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Re: My mash in and batch sparge process
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 11:50:35 PM »
Pretty hands on, the same way I brew.  As I have said in the past, people would probably laugh at my setup.

Thanks for sharing Denny, as always!

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Re: My mash in and batch sparge process
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2016, 12:01:29 AM »
So no need to let the sparge settle before you start the second vorlaf?
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Re: My mash in and batch sparge process
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 12:10:41 AM »
Now we just need a live feed on brew day!


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Re: My mash in and batch sparge process
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2016, 12:11:14 AM »
Pretty hands on, the same way I brew.  As I have said in the past, people would probably laugh at my setup.

Thanks for sharing Denny, as always!


They'd laugh at mine, too. No pump even. Though my back is starting to request one.  ;)
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Re: My mash in and batch sparge process
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2016, 02:00:09 AM »
Pretty hands on, the same way I brew.  As I have said in the past, people would probably laugh at my setup.

Thanks for sharing Denny, as always!


They'd laugh at mine, too. No pump even. Though my back is starting to request one.  ;)

Funny, as that is the "sole" reason I started working out pretty heavily at the gym 10 years ago.  Simply so I could lift all my brewday stuff without an aching back the next day.

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Re: My mash in and batch sparge process
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2016, 04:12:04 PM »
Even more simple than I had imagined. Thought you had bought a pump a few years back...

I did.  Ionly use it for recirculated chilling and pumping to the fermenter.  I tried using it during my mash process, but it was more work than my normal method.
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Re: My mash in and batch sparge process
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2016, 04:12:36 PM »
So no need to let the sparge settle before you start the second vorlaf?

Nope.  I've tested it many times and found no advantage to it.
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Re: My mash in and batch sparge process
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2016, 05:30:26 PM »
So no need to let the sparge settle before you start the second vorlaf?

Nope.  I've tested it many times and found no advantage to it.

Ah. I will adopt this as well then.
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Re: My mash in and batch sparge process
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2016, 05:31:45 PM »
So no need to let the sparge settle before you start the second vorlaf?

Nope.  I've tested it many times and found no advantage to it.


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Re: My mash in and batch sparge process
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2016, 09:45:19 PM »
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Re: My mash in and batch sparge process
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2016, 10:33:51 PM »
The hose coming off my mash tun is only six or eight inches.

Is the longer hose to eliminate the dreaded HSA?  Am I a punk for having a short hose?
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Re: My mash in and batch sparge process
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2016, 10:35:48 PM »
The hose coming off my mash tun is only six or eight inches.

Is the longer hose to eliminate the dreaded HSA?  Am I a punk for having a short hose?

I use a longer one for two reasons....to make sure there is no chance of HSA.  While I think the chance is extremely minimal, a few cents worth of hose makes sure.  And my cooler drains better with a hose attached.
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