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Old 06-24-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default Sparging in plastic

Just a newb brewer. Have read Death Brewers stove top AG and partial Mash threads and they are great and have provided me with so much info. My question is I only have 1 X 5 gal pot so I was wondering if there are any issues with doing the 10 min sparge in a 5 gal plastic paint pail (exactly like fermentation bucket). I should mention I do 3 gal batches.

Or should I do a no sparge BIAB? Most recipes I enter do not leave much space in the 5 gal kettle so that is why I want to use the plastic to sparge.


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Old 06-24-2013, 08:12 PM   #2
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Use cold water for your sparge. Your bucket can handle the cold water for sure and the hot grain will heat it enough to get the sugars dissolved. plan on a small volume sparge.

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