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.
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.