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Old 06-27-2010, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Ideally, how long should it take to drain a MLT?

Hi all,

I'm fairly new to AG brewing, and I had a question about my lautering process. I use a a 5 gallon igloo cylindrical type cooler with a steel braid.

Ideally, how long should it be taking me to collect 5 gallons of wort? I usually batch sparge with 3 gallons, and it takes about 30 minutes total. This seems a tad long to me, and I worry that it might cause my OG to be a bit higher than my target.

Any thoughts on this? Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-27-2010, 05:53 PM   #2
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With a batch sparge? There's not really any reason to prolong the collection that I know of. With a fly sparge you would be taking awhile, but you can just let a batch sparge flow when collecting.

Here's a pretty great post on batch sparging:

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