Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Stratification in the grain bed
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-15-2010, 07:06 PM   #1
BrewDey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 457
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Stratification in the grain bed

I fly sparge so my mash is usually pretty much liquid. I keep an equal flow in and out. I always notice when I dump my grains how the different grains layer themselves according to relative size. Is this OK? It all goes to the same place right? Never had a problem with efficiency, just wondering if there are any drawbacks to this.

__________________

Primary: Evy's Amber Wheat, Saison Vouture Clone
Kegged/Conditioning: Nothing
Kegged/Drinking: Son of Sam Amber Lager

BrewDey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-16-2010, 04:59 AM   #2
GilaMinumBeer
In yo' garage, steelin' yo parts.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oblivion
Posts: 47,591
Liked 4732 Times on 4373 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrewDey View Post
I fly sparge so my mash is usually pretty much liquid. I keep an equal flow in and out. I always notice when I dump my grains how the different grains layer themselves according to relative size. Is this OK? It all goes to the same place right? Never had a problem with efficiency, just wondering if there are any drawbacks to this.
What do you suppose you could do to "fix" that?

If it ain't broke........
__________________
GilaMinumBeer is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-17-2010, 11:00 AM   #3
ejearn
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Amherst, MA, Massachusetts
Posts: 36
Default

It's just gravity settling; it's physics, and unavoidable unless you have reason to stir the grains. I imagine it helps make a nice grain-bed filter, and probably reduces flow a bit. But I wouldn't worry about it unless you get a stuck sparge; then maybe stir every so often.

__________________
ejearn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Reducing water/lb grain for larger grain bills? Tall_Yotie All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 9 11-25-2010 12:55 AM
Mash Temperature Stratification JVD_X All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10 11-12-2009 10:20 PM
base grain to specialty malt grain ratios DudeBrew All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 02-08-2009 06:22 PM
All-grain 2 gallon batch with grain bag: Questions TrojanAnteater All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 1 01-26-2009 12:55 PM
Good Grain Absorption Factor and Water/Grain Ratio? Mr. Mojo Rising All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 8 03-13-2008 05:28 PM