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View Poll Results: Which method do you use for sparging?
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:56 PM   #1
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What do you use? What's your opinion on it?

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Old 08-17-2009, 04:00 PM   #2
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Batch sparge (Double batch sparge, no mashout). I don't need a hot liquor tank to feed the sparge and its faster. I'm brewing 5 gallons at a time. If my efficiency suffers, who really cares?

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I batch sparge simply because I don't have the equipment to fly sparge and it is a little quicker from what I hear. I imagine someday I'll experiment with fly sparging but at this point I would like to be more consistent with the setup I have.

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Buckle up kids, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

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Batch sparge (Double batch sparge, no mashout)
+1. Its easier than Fly, and it works fine.
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Double batch sparge. Simple, fast, efficient.

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Buckle up kids, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
Guess it's like discussing operating systems, eh?

I'm not adding to the poll myself because I want to see what *other* folks are doing, but I've always Fly sparged and am considering switching to Batch sparging. I've read a lot already and seen a lot of the arguments, but I like the folks on this board so wanna see what you guys think here. Hopefully it doesn't flare up too much.
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Guess it's like discussing operating systems, eh?

I'm not adding to the poll myself because I want to see what *other* folks are doing, but I've always Fly sparged and am considering switching to Batch sparging. I've read a lot already and seen a lot of the arguments, but I like the folks on this board so wanna see what you guys think here. Hopefully it doesn't flare up too much.
Yup. No good will come of this thread.
And batch sparging is the only logical choice in homebrewing.
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Typically, I employ a double batch sparge with no mashout on everything but the biggest beers when I at least consider a fly sparge to offset the efficiency losses associated with batch sparge and large (read: barleywine sized) grainbills.

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Old 08-17-2009, 04:39 PM   #10
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Buckle up kids, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
+100000 for this statement. Maybe we could also discuss the issue of keeping a keg you placed a deposit on.
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