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Old 02-21-2007, 02:02 PM   #21
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Yes, I batch sparge. Why is that a minor inconvenience if I batch sparge? I was stirring like crazy and that wasn't helping.
Do rice hulls contribute anything to the final product or are they there just to take up space and add air pockets? How much should I use?

 
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:12 PM   #22
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Yes, I batch sparge. Why is that a minor inconvenience if I batch sparge? I was stirring like crazy and that wasn't helping.
Do rice hulls contribute anything to the final product or are they there just to take up space and add air pockets? How much should I use?

its a minor inconvienence becasue it takes all of 3-4 minutes to get your wort flowing back into your kettle. If you fly sparge, well it can be more of a hassle. Its not the end of the world is what Im getting at.

No rice hulls do not contribute anything to the finished product.

 
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:24 PM   #23
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Hating all-grain after one stuck sparge? It was only a minor inconvenience right? I'm sure that you'll hardly ever have one again. And you're probably right about the milling being too fine.

 
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:28 PM   #24
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I used that 5-gallon set-up at least a half-dozen times without incident. If I were to guess I'd say your crush is too fine. If the grain mill at your LHBS is non-adjustable then I'd second the recommendation for rice hulls as a cheap fix.

 
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:33 PM   #25
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Hating all-grain after one stuck sparge? It was only a minor inconvenience right? I'm sure that you'll hardly ever have one again. And you're probably right about the milling being too fine.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:18 PM   #26
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Did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? NO.

Don't be put off. The worst day of brewing is still a great day.

You're liable to find that this batch tastes better than anything you've done yet...and then you'll spend the rest of your life trying to recreate the "mistakes" that got you there.

 
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:22 PM   #27
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Did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? NO.
When did the Germans bomb Pearl Harbor? I missed that......
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:25 PM   #28
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Did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? NO.

Don't be put off. The worst day of brewing is still a great day.

You're liable to find that this batch tastes better than anything you've done yet...and then you'll spend the rest of your life trying to recreate the "mistakes" that got you there.
Your right, I'm just used to no problems and this is killin' me!

By the way, nice slide show!

 
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:26 PM   #29
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When did the Germans bomb Pearl Harbor? I missed that......
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:08 AM   #30
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Do rice hulls contribute anything to the final product or are they there just to take up space and add air pockets? How much should I use?
No, they don't contribute anything. They should make your grain bed more porous which prevents stuck sparging. I use 1/4 -1/3 of a pound when I mash 10-12 pounds of barley. When I do weizens I add half a pound. Usualy I add them just before I add mash out water.
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