Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Batch sparging: getting off to an early boil

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-14-2010, 08:21 PM   #1
Judochop
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Libertyville, IL
Posts: 319
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default Batch sparging: getting off to an early boil

A question I have for batch spargers.

Some of you talk about starting your boil right away with the first runoff. That makes sense to me. I presume this is really only to get a move-on with your brewday and doesn’t have any particular effects on the beer quality. Right?

Then you collect the second (or third) runoffs in a separate vessel. Naturally.

But how do you then transfer the remaining wort collections to the main cauldron? Just dump it in? Hot side aeration not a concern? Splashing hot wort on your face and chest not a concern?

I’m entering into my first batch sparging experience this weekend and I’m just curious to know how folks are doing it. I like to be prepared.

Thanks!

__________________
Judochop is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2010, 08:40 PM   #2
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,651
Liked 133 Times on 126 Posts

Default

Right
I just drain it directly.
HSA isn't a problem.
I use a hose connected to the tun.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2010, 08:41 PM   #3
Walker
I use secondaries. :p
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Walker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 11,235
Liked 72 Times on 64 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

One vessel.

As soon as the 1st runnings are in the kettle, I light the fire. That starts heating up while I dump in sparge water, stir, let it rest for a few minutes, and then recirculate. I then transfer these runnings right into the kettle with the first runnings.

hot side aeration is a phantom, in my opinion.

__________________
Ground Fault Brewing Co.
Walker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2010, 09:03 PM   #4
Judochop
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Libertyville, IL
Posts: 319
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by david_42 View Post
HSA isn't a problem.
Cool. Two votes squashing HSA concerns across the board.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walker View Post
One vessel.

As soon as the 1st runnings are in the kettle, I light the fire. That starts heating up while I dump in sparge water, stir, let it rest for a few minutes, and then recirculate. I then transfer these runnings right into the kettle with the first runnings.
Transfer via vinyl tube which reaches down into the kettle? I guess I was just worried about it sitting down there on the bottom of my fired-up brew kettle getting melted. I suppose I could make sure it was suspended.

I imagine I won't do the early boil the first few times I brew anyway. I'll want to get a SG reading of the full pre-boil volume to figure out what efficiency I'm hitting.

Thanks.
__________________

Last edited by Judochop; 04-14-2010 at 09:10 PM.
Judochop is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2010, 10:46 PM   #5
Walker
I use secondaries. :p
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Walker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 11,235
Liked 72 Times on 64 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

If your vinyl hose is rated for high temps (I use silicon) just make sure it isn't resting on the bottom when you transfer.

Have fun!

__________________
Ground Fault Brewing Co.
Walker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is it too early to know if my first batch is bad pjk49202@yahoo.com Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 26 04-17-2008 12:46 AM
Added sugar too early in the boil. JarvMoney Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 04-03-2008 03:44 PM
Sparging and boil volume miatawnt2b All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 28 11-02-2007 04:38 PM
Fly Sparging Vs. Batch Sparging New2HomeBrew All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 28 08-08-2007 05:25 PM
batch sparging and boil-overs Kaiser All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 03-06-2006 10:57 PM