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Old 04-14-2010, 08:21 PM   #1
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A question I have for batch spargers.

Some of you talk about starting your boil right away with the first runoff. That makes sense to me. I presume this is really only to get a move-on with your brewday and doesnít have any particular effects on the beer quality. Right?

Then you collect the second (or third) runoffs in a separate vessel. Naturally.

But how do you then transfer the remaining wort collections to the main cauldron? Just dump it in? Hot side aeration not a concern? Splashing hot wort on your face and chest not a concern?

Iím entering into my first batch sparging experience this weekend and Iím just curious to know how folks are doing it. I like to be prepared.

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Old 04-14-2010, 08:40 PM   #2
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Right
I just drain it directly.
HSA isn't a problem.
I use a hose connected to the tun.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:41 PM   #3
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One vessel.

As soon as the 1st runnings are in the kettle, I light the fire. That starts heating up while I dump in sparge water, stir, let it rest for a few minutes, and then recirculate. I then transfer these runnings right into the kettle with the first runnings.

hot side aeration is a phantom, in my opinion.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:03 PM   #4
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Quote:
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HSA isn't a problem.
Cool. Two votes squashing HSA concerns across the board.
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One vessel.

As soon as the 1st runnings are in the kettle, I light the fire. That starts heating up while I dump in sparge water, stir, let it rest for a few minutes, and then recirculate. I then transfer these runnings right into the kettle with the first runnings.
Transfer via vinyl tube which reaches down into the kettle? I guess I was just worried about it sitting down there on the bottom of my fired-up brew kettle getting melted. I suppose I could make sure it was suspended.

I imagine I won't do the early boil the first few times I brew anyway. I'll want to get a SG reading of the full pre-boil volume to figure out what efficiency I'm hitting.

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Old 04-14-2010, 10:46 PM   #5
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If your vinyl hose is rated for high temps (I use silicon) just make sure it isn't resting on the bottom when you transfer.

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