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Old 01-29-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default First AG Batch

...is underway as we speak, I just read Palmer suggests adding the water to the grain bed and not vice versa, oops, I messed up and poured the grain into the 150* water in the tun. Is this going to ruin the batch? It's not too late to run out to the LHBS and pick up more grain.

For fly sparging, do you basically slowly add water while draining to capture the full amount of wort in the kettle?

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Old 01-29-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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Some add water to the grain, some add grain to the water. As long as you stir it well and have the proper temperature you are good to go. Fly sparging is a more advanced technique and you need to recirculate the wort. For the first few batches try batch sparging. First make good beer, then try the other ways to see if you can make it better.

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Well got my fingers crossed and hoping this experiment comes out okay. I lautered the mash and then slowly pumped another two gallons of hot liquor on the grain bed at the same rate as I slowly drained the tun into the kettle. All in I collected about 6 gallons, was my technique way off?

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it doesnt matter....to each his own. I go grains into the water.

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Well got my fingers crossed and hoping this experiment comes out okay. I lautered the mash and then slowly pumped another two gallons of hot liquor on the grain bed at the same rate as I slowly drained the tun into the kettle. All in I collected about 6 gallons, was my technique way off?
Not as I understand it. I think you did just fine and I salute you.
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Hit ~65% efficiency. Not entirely disappointed as it was my first time doing all grain as well as using a chugger (march) pump and tun. Can't wait for SWMBO gives me permission to try my next batch

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What? You haven't started the next one yet!???

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I boiled a little longer to compensate for lost efficiency and hit my target OG spot on although my 5gallon batch is now 4.8

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What? You haven't started the next one yet!???
Hahaha the thought had crossed my mind Boont Amber anyone
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