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Re: Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts - additional questions and answers
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2011, 10:55:24 AM »
Sorry guys, we didn't mean to offend anyone...A bunch of us read all of the contention here about Batch-sparging vs Fly sparging and just decided to stir some stuff up!

Batch sparging is NOT for suckers...we're just teasing! If it works for you, then by all means go for it.

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FWIW, Bill, I think the days of "Sparge Wars" are long past.  There are enough batch spargers these days that its efficacy is no longer in doubt.  Personally, I don't care what method people use.  I just want people to realize that both methods are equally viable and it's a matter of personal preference.
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Re: Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts - additional questions and answers
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2011, 11:24:40 AM »
Sorry guys, we didn't mean to offend anyone...A bunch of us read all of the contention here about Batch-sparging vs Fly sparging and just decided to stir some stuff up!

Batch sparging is NOT for suckers...we're just teasing! If it works for you, then by all means go for it.

Cheers!

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

FWIW, Bill, I think the days of "Sparge Wars" are long past.  There are enough batch spargers these days that its efficacy is no longer in doubt.  Personally, I don't care what method people use.  I just want people to realize that both methods are equally viable and it's a matter of personal preference.

If that is the case, perhaps now is the time for me to reveal my design for my converted washing machine "spinning lauter tun". I sparge with centripetal force only. I call it my HEFRS system (high efficiency first runnings sparging) system.  I got the idea one late evening when I was in the lab working on my third bottle of Big Foot while waiting for the centrifuge to finish spinning some samples.  ;)
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Re: Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts - additional questions and answers
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2011, 11:38:56 AM »
Like this?

http://www.techspot.com/news/4230-automated-beer-brewing-with-a-washing-machine.html

http://youtu.be/d9ezq3XYGIg

I have to say that I don't think I would have ever thought of mashing in a washing machine.  :-\

Very inventive minds at work there.  :)
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Re: Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts - additional questions and answers
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2011, 11:46:22 AM »
There are a decent number of homebrewers that think that sparging at all is for suckers. ;)

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Re: Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts - additional questions and answers
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2011, 12:38:35 PM »
Like this?

http://www.techspot.com/news/4230-automated-beer-brewing-with-a-washing-machine.html

http://youtu.be/d9ezq3XYGIg

Looks like I'm not the only one who drinks three bottles of Big Foot in one session...

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Re: Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts - additional questions and answers
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2011, 12:55:15 PM »
And just for basser...

Grateful Dead is for suckers!   ;D
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Re: Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts - additional questions and answers
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2011, 01:05:35 PM »
And just for basser...

Grateful Dead is for suckers!   ;D

Jerry is rolling over in his grave as you have typed.  ;)
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Re: Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts - additional questions and answers
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2011, 09:11:42 PM »
And just for basser...

Grateful Dead is for suckers!   ;D

Jerry is rolling over in his grave as you have typed.  ;)

Hopefully Jerry is rolling someplace a whole lot cooler than that.  I'm guessing that he and Ken Kesey are going even Further...
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Re: Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts - additional questions and answers
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2011, 07:58:49 AM »
I actually got to ride in Further once....
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Re: Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts - additional questions and answers
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2011, 06:14:50 PM »
Denny!  Tell the story, man!

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Re: Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts - additional questions and answers
« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2011, 07:07:15 AM »
Denny!  Tell the story, man!

Not much to tell...it wasn't a real trip (so to speak!).  I know some Kesey people (his farm is just outside Eugene) and the bus out for a short spin.  I just rode around the block.
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