Originally Posted by bbrammer
I batch sparge mostly because fly sparging is a PITA! I got a couple of points when fly sparging, just isn't worth the trouble for me.
What's so difficult about continuous sparging? I usually multi-tasking while the sparge is running. All one needs to do is to match the mash tun and hot liquor back outflow rates and walk away. Granted, one usually has to go through the process a few times in order to find the best outflow rate setting for the mash tun. However, after that setting is determined, continuous sparging is less work than batch sparging because it is one continuous hands-off process.