Proper way to batch sparge? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Proper way to batch sparge?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-31-2009, 11:21 PM   #1
fishnfever
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Posts: 471
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts



I think I have over read to many all grain how to’s. Confused myself I think. Lord knows it don’t take much lol Do I have this correct?

I know I need to mash with 150-154 degree water. I let it sit for 60 minutes mash out using 2 gallons of 200 degree water to raise the mash to 168-170 let sit for 10 minutes. Vorlauf until no partials are present. Drain into brew pot. Add the sparge water around 175 degrees to grain bed and let sit 10 minutes Vorlauf and drain into pot and brew as normal. Am I missing anything??


I am using an igloo 10 gallon round cooler with ss false bottom. and using the for my mash calculations I am using this,


http://www.brew365.com/mash_sparge_water_calculator.php

Thanks for any input.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2009, 11:44 PM   #2
Hammy71
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Hammy71's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
, Maryland, The Tax Me State
Posts: 5,885
Liked 526 Times on 399 Posts


Pretty much it's that simple. Just remember to use the calculator to get your strike water temp for the mash so that after you add your grains to the water....it's at that magical 150ish number that your recipe/style calls for. I like to double sparge and I rarely mash out anymore... But what you have is the way I did my first time. Still do....just with some technique changes of my own.....

I've used that calculator before but found this one a little easier to understand...(for me anyway...)

http://www.brewheads.com/batch.php

You'll be surprised how easy all-grain is........



 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 02:16 AM   #3
telebrewer
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Planet Neptune / San Diego
Posts: 153


I thought you wanted to get the grain bed to 165-170F after adding sparge water. That's why I heat my sparge water to 195F, add to mash, stir like crazy, vorlauf and drain into brew pot. I don't let it sit for 10 minutes.

Reason: spelling

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 02:47 AM   #4
Kaiser
 
Kaiser's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2005
Pepperell, MA
Posts: 3,895
Liked 127 Times on 73 Posts


You may go straigt to the source: Denny's page: http://hbd.org/cascade/dennybrew/

kai

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 03:25 AM   #5
FlyGuy
 
FlyGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 3,605
Liked 178 Times on 51 Posts


See also my sticky on tips for batch sparging:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/maxi...parging-77125/

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 10:28 AM   #6
RunBikeBrew
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
CT
Posts: 166
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I've been using Bobby M's no mash-out double batch sparge process with great success:

http://www.suebob.com/brew/allgrain.htm

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 12:28 PM   #7
KayaBrew
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Jay, Adirondack Mountains, NY
Posts: 2,365
Liked 197 Times on 155 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by RunBikeBrew View Post
I've been using Bobby M's no mash-out double batch sparge process with great success:

http://www.suebob.com/brew/allgrain.htm
+1 on this. Bobby has some great how-to videos. I will say that a mash-out is probably not needed. Just do a double batch sparge (heating your sparge water to 195-ish will get you to 168-170), or I've just been doing a single batch sparge with no negative effects on efficiency.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 03:24 PM   #8
RunBikeBrew
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
CT
Posts: 166
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by RunBikeBrew View Post
I've been using Bobby M's no mash-out double batch sparge process with great success:

http://www.suebob.com/brew/allgrain.htm
Also, thanks to FlyGuy for the guidance on crush and 5.2 Buffer. Those plus the above have given me a nice repeatable process.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 04:01 PM   #9
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 23,149
Liked 1622 Times on 1050 Posts


So many ways to skin a cat. I think one of the easiest ways is what the OP listed but without worrying too much about the "mash out". It requires water at two different temps. You can heat up all the sparge water to like 185F, stir in like a gallon of it to the mash right before the first vorlauf, then drain. Add the rest of the sparge, stir, vorlauf and drain.

That's the best you can do if you only want to sparge once and it's nice and easy.
__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
BIAB Large Mesh False Bottoms and SS HERMS COILS are IN!!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 12:09 PM   #10
fishnfever
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Posts: 471
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Thanks for all the great replies!! I can't wait to try out these tips out. I hope to brew this coming weekend.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fly Sparge VS Batch Sparge: Facts ph0ngwh0ng All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 52 10-27-2011 06:37 PM
Batch Sparge or No Sparge? cheezerman Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 09-11-2009 03:37 AM
first batch sparge. Conodor Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 05-06-2009 04:43 PM
batch sparge or fly sparge blackwaterbrewer All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10 01-17-2009 06:12 PM
I Finally Brewed a Proper ABV Batch! Tweaker Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 09-14-2008 09:58 PM


Forum Jump