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Old 01-11-2009, 02:36 AM   #1
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I fly sparge. Why should I batch sparge? My concerns are lower OG, stuck mash and tannins.

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Old 01-11-2009, 02:47 AM   #2
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You shouldn't...Is someone telling you you should?

you should do what works best for you...they both make beer. It's not that one is better than the other despite the arguments on one side or not...each works best for the brewer choosing to do it...If you are happy with fly than stick with it. Or experiment ans see which you like better..

If you ask 10 brewers the same question you will get 12 different answers and a few of them will be not based on practical experience anyway...

You might also be interested in knowing that there are other methods than just fly and batch....There are a few more. The guys at Australian Crafbrewer Radio did an interesting segment on the other ones...and they have over 60 years of brewing experience going for them, and John Palmer actually listens to them to learn stuff...

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August#1,2006

Yet another long program that wont bore you. Listen to our brewmaster have yet another rant, this time on binge drinking. There is an interview with a craftbrewer from Spain, and we sample a truly disgusting beer. Think you know all the methods of sparging, well the boys may surprise you. Share your funiest beer stories and win a great prize, and yet another requested song rounds out the program.
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You can also play with Hybrid sparging, which is somehwere in the middle between the two and just as controversial.....Basic Brewing Radio did a nice piece on it as well..

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Chris Colby from Brew Your Own Magazine gives some advice on hop substitution and tells us about a hybrid sparging method between batch and fly. Also, we get an update on the Utah home brewing legislation from Douglas Wawrzynski.

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I just did a batch sparge and got 80% efficiency. I also didn't taste any tannins. I guess the final verdict will be in a couple months when I crack one open, but I'm loving it. It was super easy...I did the sparge right inside the boil kettle with a couple of towels draped over to keep the temperature at 170F for 30 min.

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I fly sparge. Why should I batch sparge? My concerns are lower OG, stuck mash and tannins.
Because stone cold said so!
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Oh noes... not another fly vs. batch sparge seed. That thing grows like weeds.

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Oh noes... not another fly vs. batch sparge seed. That thing grows like weeds.
Except...he didn't title the thread batch vs fly...so that is cool at least

I guess we could link batch vs fly threads....but maybe he'd just search and see the debate for hisself...or maybe he'll realize he's happy with his method and will stick with it...or try something new..It doesn't really matter....They both work great. That's why they're the two most popular methods...sorta the Michigan/Ohio State of sparge methods...both fantastic in their own right and both having rabid fans...

Seriously though...the only real diff is dependendant on your mash tun bottom..if you have a braid or manifold people tend to prefer batch sparging...If you have a false bottom, people swear that fly works better for them...
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Because stone cold said so!
AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE!!!

Or maybe he should batch sparge if YOU SMELL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKING?
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Because stone cold said so!
But Chuck Norris fly sparges....Chuck Norris beats Stone Cold Steve Austin any day.
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But Chuck Norris fly sparges....Chuck Norris beats Stone Cold Steve Austin any day.
Chuck Norris can turn water into beer, he doesn't need to sparge.
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