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Old 02-26-2011, 06:29 AM   #1
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Default How long does your sparge take?

Just wondering how long you take to do your sparge. Just trying to get an idea from a bunch of people to see where I come in at compared to the average.

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Old 02-26-2011, 10:47 AM   #2
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5 gallon: 45min-1 hour

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Old 02-26-2011, 01:49 PM   #3
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12 to 15 minutes a gallon.

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Old 02-26-2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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I double-batch sparge, each runoff takes about 15-20 min, so 45min-1hr total.

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Old 02-26-2011, 02:25 PM   #5
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i fly sparge, probably 35-40 minutes max, i should probably go slower, but i get above 80% eff on average, next brew day im gonna runoff slower than usual and shoot for an hour to sparge and see what it gets me maybe like a quart every 2 minutes

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Old 02-27-2011, 01:01 AM   #6
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Fly sparge = 1 hour

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Old 02-27-2011, 02:35 AM   #7
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What am I missing here? I drain my 5 gallon igloo cooler in less then 5 minutes, then refill with 170 degree water. I let that in the mash tun for 15 minutes then drain that in less then 5 minutes. I always get 80%+ efficiency with this. Why do you guys take upwards of an our to sparge???

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Old 02-27-2011, 02:49 AM   #8
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I batch sparge. So, about 5-10 minutes. i get 80% efficiency as well. It takes waaaaay waaaay longer for people to fly sparge b/c they trickle sparge water in and trickle it out as well.

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45 minutes to and hour fly sparging...sometimes even 1.5 hours

And you know what.....my efficiency sucks!

But I've been fly sparging for years...that's how I learned and I've stuck with it.

Guess what...I'm gonna batch sparge from now on....so...if anyone is interested in a good used sparge arm...let me know....I'm done with fly sparging.

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What am I missing here? I drain my 5 gallon igloo cooler in less then 5 minutes, then refill with 170 degree water. I let that in the mash tun for 15 minutes then drain that in less then 5 minutes. I always get 80%+ efficiency with this. Why do you guys take upwards of an our to sparge???
Same here...what is the appeal/ rationale for fly sparging? Do you get something we batch spargers don't? Besides an hour or two longer brew day I mean
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