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patthebrewer 01-23-2013 07:22 PM

Anyone Just "No Sparge"
 
Anyone Just give up sparging, and Mash No Sparge exclusively? I've done it a few times, and although efficiency can send this Virgo into fits, sure is less time consuming, and Some of the best beers Ive EVER brewed have been No Sparge. What are your thoughs on this.

eastoak 01-23-2013 10:24 PM

i've made a few no sparge and loved the beer, no idea why no sparge has a richer flavor but it does.

Varmintman 01-23-2013 10:27 PM

As soon as I make a new manifold to fit a cooler big enough to hold it all I am going to do it.

Everything I have read though indicates efficiency does not take a big hit. What are your experiences

tektonjp 01-23-2013 10:36 PM

I believe BIAB would be considered no sparge, would it not?

h4mmy86 01-23-2013 10:40 PM

Even if I made a batch from unsparged grain, I would probably still sparge and make another batch of mild from the next runnings.

There's still a lot of good sugar on them grains that I can't bear to let go to waste!

eastoak 01-23-2013 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Varmintman (Post 4818454)
As soon as I make a new manifold to fit a cooler big enough to hold it all I am going to do it.

Everything I have read though indicates efficiency does not take a big hit. What are your experiences

i add an extra pound or two of grain for no sparge.

Varmintman 01-23-2013 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eastoak (Post 4818506)
i add an extra pound or two of grain for no sparge.

Guess I need to get off my butt and do it. I am thinking it would be much faster. Maybe next batch:D

aiptasia 01-23-2013 11:50 PM

BIAB, no sparge.

Varmintman 01-23-2013 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by aiptasia (Post 4818756)
BIAB, no sparge.

What have you found about efficiency. I have a cooler big enough I just have not built it yet.

worxman02 01-23-2013 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Varmintman (Post 4818768)
What have you found about efficiency. I have a cooler big enough I just have not built it yet.

I do BIAB with no sparge and squeezing the bag and I got 80% mash efficiency with my last batch. I think that's a pretty good efficiency without too much extra work. I do mill my own grain so that probably helps.


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