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Old 06-03-2013, 12:03 PM   #341
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So with this method you are totally throwing out the 1.25qt of water /1 LB of grain?
Abandoning it completely, yes.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:58 PM   #342
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Getting ready to try my first no sparge batch on my new system. The only bit of info I haven't seen (or managed to miss) is run off rate. How fast is everyone running off into the boil kettle? Slow like a fly sparge, or fast like a batch sparge?

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Old 06-23-2013, 11:45 AM   #343
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Getting ready to try my first no sparge batch on my new system. The only bit of info I haven't seen (or managed to miss) is run off rate. How fast is everyone running off into the boil kettle? Slow like a fly sparge, or fast like a batch sparge?
Runoff speed should not matter efficiency wise, although a slower rate might make for a clearer runoff.

A few brews ago my spaghetti wheat beer was near stuck...so I just let it run at its own pace of nearly a trickle, resulting in some of the clearest runnings I have ever seen.

Not sure it matters much, as it all seems to settle out regardless.
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I believe most just let it rip as fast as it will drain.

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Thanks for the info. I like the idea of 5 minute runoff instead 45 minutes.

I plan to continuously circulate during the mash, ramp up to mashout, then let it rip. Hopefully clarity is good from recirc.

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Old 03-12-2014, 03:58 AM   #346
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Hope someone can answer a question on water profile additions using this no sparge method. I am brewing a 5.5 gal batch starting with 8.4 gal of water. There is approx 5 gal in the MT and approx 3.4 gal in the kettle with continuous recirc during the mash. Are mineral addition calculations based on the total water volume of 8.4 gal or the finished batch size of 5.5 gal. I tried searching this thread but could not find anything. Thanks!

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Old 03-12-2014, 12:01 PM   #347
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Total volume.

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Hope someone can answer a question on water profile additions using this no sparge method. I am brewing a 5.5 gal batch starting with 8.4 gal of water. There is approx 5 gal in the MT and approx 3.4 gal in the kettle with continuous recirc during the mash. Are mineral addition calculations based on the total water volume of 8.4 gal or the finished batch size of 5.5 gal. I tried searching this thread but could not find anything. Thanks!

What sort of efficiency can Hbohnet expect assuming things go well? I'm curious about what percent to look for. My 5.5 batch size biab with 12 to 13 lbs of grain and 8 gallons of water with no dunk and just a drip dry method was about 71%. I wonder what % you would get with the recirc. Thanks, N_G.


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Old 03-16-2014, 04:20 PM   #349
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N_G, I'm just about ready to brew my second batch using this method. My first was an ESB using 11.5 lbs of grain and according to beersmith got a measured efficiency of 69%. I have previously done 5 BIAB brews and efficiencies varied from 67% to 73% so am Ok with 69%.
After one batch, I am hooked on this no sparge continuous recirc method. Mash temp stayed within 1 deg F using an e-keggle and PID controller. Also don't need to mess with bag, pulley system, etc. Thanks to Saccharomyces for starting this thread.

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Question for the no-sparge crowd, which I have recently joined.

How are you guys setting up Beersmith 2? Similar to BIAB?

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