Originally Posted by tonymaud
I was wondering if stuck sparges are a problem when using the batch sparge method in a cylindrical cooler with a stainless steel braid? I am wondering because I would like to use my Corona grain mill to crush my grains and would like to crush them fine enough to maximize my efficiency. My thinking is, if it does get stuck, you just give it a stir. Am I wrong?
I use this exact set-up and grind pretty fine with my Corona (low-80's efficiency). I have not had a stuck sparge yet, although I did come close once with a hefe that had a lot of wheat.
Just make sure you get a decent SS braid with a tight-knit weave to it, and make sure it isn't plastic (#1 cause of people complaining that their 'SS' braid collapsed/stuck).