As I sit here smoking my pipe, watching the orioles, brewing my beer...and drinking some too, I'm pondering some details of the batch sparge. I understand how mash temperatures affect the beer but I'm blank in sparge details such as-
What does the temp of your sparge affect and what problems can occur?
What do numerous sparges vs 1 sparge help with?
When doing 2 sparges, why aren't they equal volumes on beersmith? (1.5g followed by 3.5g for this batch.)
How long do people let the batch sparge sit before draining?
I don't like the burn on my tongue when I take a sip of beer after smoking a pipe...but hell, I look intelligent!
Thanks for your help
Brewing drunk requires several batches of experience, brewing drunk. -mrk305-
It might be horrible, it could be great, but it'll definitely be beer!