Originally Posted by Weezy
You're confusing what I'm saying. If you're not actively rinsing grains post mash, you're not sparging. Period. There's no "technically". Sparging is well defined. You either do it or you do not. There's no "technically.". Dont confuse the terminology.
That's what I've been saying, just in more delicate and moderate terms....
I can see how others might see this method as an alternative "sparging" (as many apparently do, so I was speaking to them), but this is technically not the case (technically meaning we're taking this usage of sparging in a strictly defined and literal sense). I wholly agree that if you aren't actively rinsing the grains, there is no sparge occurring.