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Old 01-23-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 01-23-2013, 10:24 PM   #2
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i've made a few no sparge and loved the beer, no idea why no sparge has a richer flavor but it does.

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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

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

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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!

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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.
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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
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BIAB, no sparge.

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BIAB, no sparge.
What have you found about efficiency. I have a cooler big enough I just have not built it yet.
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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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