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Old 01-19-2013, 01:56 AM   #1
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Is there any point in vorlaufing when you batch sparge? Cause you are stirring the whole time. Just wondering?

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Old 01-19-2013, 02:36 AM   #2
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Is there any point in vorlaufing when you batch sparge? Cause you are stirring the whole time. Just wondering?
I ALWAYS vorlauf and I always batch sparge. It helps the grain bed to settle and filter out grain particles. After completing the first runnings, I add my sparge water, stir up the grain bed, vorlauf again to settle the bed, then drain the mash tun for the second runnings.

I hope this helps. Mark
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:53 AM   #3
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Unless you want about a quart of particle filled wort I would vorlauf. I always seem to get particles flowing out for the first quart.

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Old 01-19-2013, 03:47 AM   #4
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Is this going to affect the end product? Not vorlaufing I mean...

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I do it just because it only takes a minute, but it shouldn't really. The guys who steep grains or brew in a bag end up with all that stuff in their wort and still make great brews

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Old 01-19-2013, 05:17 AM   #6
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What do you mean by "stirring the whole time"? You stir the sparge water in really well, then you vorlauf, then you drain. Repeat if necessary.

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Old 01-19-2013, 12:43 PM   #7
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I unfortunately kept getting a stuck sparge, so I had to keep stirring to keep it going. I have a braided hose in my mash tun. Anyway to keep it from getting stuck?

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Old 01-19-2013, 12:55 PM   #8
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A couple handfuls of rice hulls do wonders.

Also, if you don't have some reinforcement in your braid (eg spiral wire), it can easily compress and cause issues.

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Make sure you actually have a stainless steel wire braid there and not a plastic look-alike. Did you prick your finger trying to get the interior hose out?

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Is there any point in vorlaufing when you batch sparge? Cause you are stirring the whole time. Just wondering?
Chungking,

I batch sparge and don't vorlauf after either the first runnings or the batch sparge.

However, to prevent getting any junk in the runnings, I run it thru a filtered plastic funnel when I drain.

This catches any junk and helps with not disturbing the grain bed when I was pouring the vorlauf back into the mash tun.

Hope this helps.

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