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Old 01-15-2013, 04:26 PM   #11
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It sounds to me like the OP is batch sparging since the directions said to drain the tun.

I do not add any water to stop the conversion I just put a BIAB bag in my pot and after stirring the heck out of it I open her wide open. No vorlaff no muss or fuss just wide open into the bag. Fill the tun with enough near boiling water to get my water volumes stir the stuffing out of it again and then wide open again.

I do not worry about trub or such because the bag catches most all of it and the speed that I can sparge is pretty dang fast. I never get odd efficiency due to channeling and my brew day is much faster.

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Old 01-16-2013, 11:29 PM   #12
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Love this beer!

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Old 01-17-2013, 12:20 AM   #13
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Is it possible to heat the vorlauf to the temperature of mash out infusion instead of adding water and changing the concentration on the mash? You would have to vorlaugh the proper amount to raise the mash up, would this be an easy decoction mash method? I just brewed my first all grain batch, and only achived 64%, so I'm looking for anything that might help.
Yes, draining some first runnings, boiling for a short time & returning to the mash tun is a "thin" decoction step. It's useful in high gravity brewing to maximize sparge water if you want to raise the mash temperature. It should only be done after conversion is complete because boiling wort will denature the enzymes. A "thick" decoction boils a minimal amount of wort plus more grain to leave more enzymes in the mash tun. You can also do this to get to mashout but I recommend checking for conversion because boiling the grain may give more starches to convert. They will convert very fast (10 min) if you raise the mash into the 160's. An iodine test is quick and very useful here.

You need to still vorlauf as usual.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:42 AM   #14
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Awesome, thanks! I also think I didn't stir enough, should I stir at vorlauf?

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:39 AM   #15
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Awesome, thanks! I also think I didn't stir enough, should I stir at vorlauf?
Stir well right before you vorlauf. Vorlauf until your wort runs off without grain bits coming out. I generally do (4) 1 qt volumes and gradually increase my flowrate (batch sparging).
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