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Old 04-13-2012, 07:08 PM   #11
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It's a common misconception that hot side aeration is when oxygen persists through the boil but it's a process that creates compounds during the hot side brewing work. Therefore, if HSA is a problem, the boil and its ability to drive oxygen off has no effect on it. It's already hosed.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #12
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Thanks guys. I have no valves on my kettles yet, so I'm just dumping 4 gallons right in the cooler with a single sparge. I guess I could split the sparge up to help with foaming (would make for a gentler pour), but it sounds like I shouldn't really worry about it.

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Why not double batch sparge? That's what I do. Personally I feel it would be more efficient than a single, but I've never done a single so I may be wrong.

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Why not double batch sparge? That's what I do. Personally I feel it would be more efficient than a single, but I've never done a single so I may be wrong.

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Based on my experience, you're wrong. The only time I do more than one sparge addiditon is if I'm using so much graiI can't fit all the water in at once. I average 85% with a single sparge.
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Thanks guys. I have no valves on my kettles yet, so I'm just dumping 4 gallons right in the cooler with a single sparge. I guess I could split the sparge up to help with foaming (would make for a gentler pour), but it sounds like I shouldn't really worry about it.
I use a 1/2 gal. pitcher to add water so I don't have to pour it all in at once.
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Based on my experience, you're wrong. The only time I do more than one sparge addiditon is if I'm using so much graiI can't fit all the water in at once. I average 85% with a single sparge.
Good to know I'm wrong, thanks Denny. Next time I brew I will try a single batch sparge and see the outcome. I would certainly prefer one sparge than two. Unfortunately I won't be able to report back until September as I just finished my last brew of the season today. I take a break once the weather gets warmer here since the temps in the house start getting a bit too warm to ferment at a nice cooler temp. Plus, it gives me time to concentrate on my music - will finally get my second album done


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I think we're getting wrapped around the axle on a part of a sentence in an article on sparging.

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Good to know I'm wrong, thanks Denny. Next time I brew I will try a single batch sparge and see the outcome. I would certainly prefer one sparge than two. Unfortunately I won't be able to report back until September as I just finished my last brew of the season today. I take a break once the weather gets warmer here since the temps in the house start getting a bit too warm to ferment at a nice cooler temp. Plus, it gives me time to concentrate on my music - will finally get my second album done


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Best of luck with the album! Having been in the music biz for over 45 years, I know how tough it is.
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