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Offline deckerhand

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Sparging
« on: January 19, 2023, 04:19:32 am »
All my brews have been full volume water with brew in a bag. I really want to give sparking a try. However space is very limited. So after doing some research I have found I could try using room temp water for sparging. Has anyone tried it before ? If so what was your results?


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Re: Sparging
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2023, 06:30:48 am »
Room temperature water works just fine for sparging. With BIAB, the only advantage to using heated sparge water is it'll take less time to bring the wort to a boil.
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Re: Sparging
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2023, 07:35:35 am »
Room temperature water works just fine for sparging. With BIAB, the only advantage to using heated sparge water is it'll take less time to bring the wort to a boil.
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Re: Sparging
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2023, 07:45:21 am »
Agreed. I actually heat my sparge up to around 170 because I value the time saved getting to boil. But it sounds like you value the space more so room temp might be what you should do.
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Re: Sparging
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2023, 09:12:35 am »
any particular reason you want to sparge? I batched sparged for years and went to full volume no sparge about 6 years ago and absolutely love it

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Re: Sparging
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2023, 09:30:57 am »
any particular reason you want to sparge? I batched sparged for years and went to full volume no sparge about 6 years ago and absolutely love it

That's what I was wondering, too. If the results fromno sparge are good, why bother? It just adds another set of stuff to deal with.
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Re: Sparging
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2023, 06:15:17 pm »
any particular reason you want to sparge? I batched sparged for years and went to full volume no sparge about 6 years ago and absolutely love it

That's what I was wondering, too. If the results fromno sparge are good, why bother? It just adds another set of stuff to deal with.


That's funny coming from the godfather of batch sparging!  But I sent sparging to the same place I sent bottling!

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Re: Sparging
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2023, 07:09:20 pm »
i have switched to a process of hitting a certain mash-in volume of water, leaving it. then doing a mash out water to hit high 160s if not 170F, letting that sit for 10 mins and draining it all into kettle. i find it is just less hassle than my previous mashout - empty then sparge the drained grain and im actually getting a more consistent efficiency.

i dont really care about high efficiency too much anymore just that i am always hitting a consistent efficiency, which i am with this process. if you wanted to do single total desired volume infusion and drain you should try it. time saved is so worth it.


if i do an overnight mash which ive tried a few times now, i can get down to something like 2.5 hours of active brewing time to make 20 litres of beer. this is going to be my go-to for producing basic, simple beers like a pils or pale ale from now on i think. i tried to explain this on another internet forum and instantly got a ton of low level experienced "experts" saying that i was full of it. there was such a negative backlash i didnt even want to give the details on the process.
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Re: Sparging
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2023, 08:57:24 am »
any particular reason you want to sparge? I batched sparged for years and went to full volume no sparge about 6 years ago and absolutely love it

That's what I was wondering, too. If the results fromno sparge are good, why bother? It just adds another set of stuff to deal with.

I still pretty much batch sparge with my GF.


That's funny coming from the godfather of batch sparging!  But I sent sparging to the same place I sent bottling!
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Re: Sparging
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2023, 03:00:06 pm »



I still pretty much batch sparge with my GF.

This really made me laugh the first time I read it and misinterpreted "GF" as "girlfriend". 

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