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Old 03-13-2013, 12:39 PM   #31
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I believe BIAB would be considered no sparge, would it not?
Yes, BIAB is traditionally a no sparge one pot brew. Lately, people have adapted the technique to enable the use of a smaller brewpot by the use of either a "dunk sparge" in another vessel (pot / bucket), or a "sprinkle sparge" of pouring sparge water through the grain bag while it is suspended above the pot.

Some even brew a concentrated boil BIAB style and top up like you would an extract batch.

The Biabbrewer.com website has a bunch of terms defining the different methods of BIAB...something like Maxi, Mini, and Midi, ah maybe that's skirts....cheers.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:25 PM   #32
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Is there a style of beer that benefits from the no sparge method?

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Old 03-13-2013, 04:08 PM   #33
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Is there a style of beer that benefits from the no sparge method?
Well not really, but maybe sort of, lower gravity brews may take less of a hit on efficiency, where higher gravities may benefit a sparge.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:30 AM   #34
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Well not really, but maybe sort of, lower gravity brews may take less of a hit on efficiency, where higher gravities may benefit a sparge.
I would disagree, parti-gyle can have a great first run-off (barleywine?) with a grainy second running acting as a separate batch... or starter wort as mentioned before. Some English breweries still operate this way.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #35
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How do you say no to sparge.

I would like to give it a shot. Do you put all the water in for the mash at the mash temp or do you wait and add all the sparge water at the end of the mash at the sparge temp? Or does it matter?

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Old 04-15-2013, 08:16 PM   #36
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I put it all in at the beginning and let it mash for the hour or so then stir the crap out of it and drain into the boil kettle.

Works pretty good so far for me and I do not think I will go back to sparging

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Old 04-15-2013, 08:27 PM   #37
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Hmmmmm...interesting.

I'd like to try not sparging. Should I increase the weight on all the grains by 10%,

Also, let's say after hour you drain the mash tun and your OG is not where it should be...what would happen if you just ran the entire volume of wort through the grain again?

I have a large enough tun to accomplish this, if it would work

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Old 04-16-2013, 02:39 AM   #38
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I just tried my hand at my first BIAB a week ago, usually do all grain. What I did was mash in pretty thin (2-2 1/2 q per g) then held for conversion @ 152 for an hour, then heated my sparge water and poured it in with it, bringing the total volume up to 165 and stirred the living crap out of it for 10 mins or so, pulled the bag and grains out and set it into a collander to drain..got 78% EFF. Doing it that way.

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I'm doing a no sparge BIAB on my stove top during winter.

I gest consistent 76-77 efficiency by doing a 10min mashout @ 167 degress for 10 minutes.

Why would I ever want to sparge or even use a mash tun!

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:14 PM   #40
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I like to take the unsparged grains, sparge them and use it for a braggot base.

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