The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Noob Mash/sparge questions (partial mash)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-23-2007, 02:44 PM   #1
billpa
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
billpa's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Downingtown, PA
Posts: 161
Default Noob Mash/sparge questions (partial mash)

Im getting ready to do my first batch next week. I have all the ingredients. Im going to do a partial mash with 5 lbs of grain in a 3g cooler. Im a bit confused on the mash/sparge though. Im going to do a batch sparge.

I calculated that I will need around 6-6.25 quarts of water for my mash. Once that sits for an hour at around 150-155 F, do I drain (recirculating a bit to filter out the bits) that and then sparge with half of my sparge water (roughly 1 gallon). Or do I add the sparge water to the mash and then drain all of it and then sparge again?

Thanks in advance,
Bill

__________________
billpa is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2007, 03:27 PM   #2
JimC
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 295
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Batch Sparging:

Mash In and rest for an hour
Recirculate a bit until clear
Drain off all the first wort
Close the drain
Dump in all of your sparge water. For 5lb of grain you'll want about 2.5 gallons of sparge water.
Stir well let the grain bed settle for a few minutes
Recirculate until clear
Drain off sparge water.

__________________
JimC is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2007, 03:40 PM   #3
olllllo
[]-O-[]
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
olllllo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 13,514
Liked 123 Times on 104 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

What JimC said ^^^ and compare to the PM I sent you.

Also be sure to gently pour (don't splash) so as not to Hot Side Aerate (HSA).

__________________
Rabbit And Coyote Schwag
Rob - Phoenix Ambassador to Milwaukee
Where did your avatar go?
Ginger Beer for Moscow Mules Bacon Vodka
Twitter
olllllo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2007, 05:43 PM   #4
billpa
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
billpa's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Downingtown, PA
Posts: 161
Default

One more question. Am I adding grains to the water or water to the grains when I mash in? Should I stir up the mash before I seal it up and let it rest for an hour?

Thanks!
Bill

__________________
billpa is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2007, 06:50 PM   #5
Yeast Infection
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 206
Default

with the small mash you are doing, it shouldnt matter adding water to grains or grains to water. With bigger mashes, its easier to add some water, then some grains and stir, add some more water and some grains and stir ect.
You want to stir the mash to make sure that there are no dry spots within the bed of grains. And some people stir every so often through out the mash, and some people just leave it be after the initial stiring.

__________________
Yeast Infection is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2007, 06:54 PM   #6
billpa
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
billpa's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Downingtown, PA
Posts: 161
Default

I appreciate the info. Thanks!

Bill

__________________
billpa is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2007, 07:14 PM   #7
olllllo
[]-O-[]
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
olllllo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 13,514
Liked 123 Times on 104 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

Some people put a small amount of hot water in to pre-warm the tun to mitigate thermal loss. the temp of your tun can vary a great deal if you do this outside. Especially when comparing suymmer to winter.

__________________
Rabbit And Coyote Schwag
Rob - Phoenix Ambassador to Milwaukee
Where did your avatar go?
Ginger Beer for Moscow Mules Bacon Vodka
Twitter
olllllo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-03-2011, 06:41 PM   #8
AleFred
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New York, ny
Posts: 204
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

starting a partial Lagunitas IPA today wish me luck brews...my recipe calls for mashing at 150 for 90 mins..does that sound weird to anyone? . iknow this thread is old but whatever..

__________________
AleFred 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
Partial Mash - Sparge or No? bernerbrau All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 08-28-2008 11:28 PM
partial mash.OG,break material,mash tun efficiancy questions dzlater All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 9 07-07-2008 12:15 AM
Double Batch Sparge Partial Mash? IndyPABrewGuy General Techniques 2 03-15-2008 06:48 PM
partial Mash how to sparge? mgable All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 1 11-23-2007 01:44 PM
partial mash noob question chainsawbrewing All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 14 04-06-2007 01:12 AM