Originally Posted by duffman2
...my runnings aren't clear with long vorlaufs when I batch sparge it. I get a pretty clear vorlauf but when pouring the vorlauf back to the cooler I get some grist no matter how careful I am about it...
I use a styrofoam plate on top of the grain bed and pour my vorlauf onto it fairly slow. it spills over the sides and spreads out the returning liquid so it doesn't penetrate in one spot. my runnings stay clear that way with no extra work and it's cheap. I have even done the modified fly sparge using that method to keep the water level above the grain bed. learned that on this forum.
good thread, I learned a few things to modify my methods.