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Old 04-07-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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I need some help understanding all grain brewing. I know that after you mash you can drain 2 qts and pour over grains, vourlorf? But I still don't get sparging it's confusing me.

 
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:27 PM   #2
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After you mash you want to drain your running's until they are clear. Replace those running's carefully back in your mash tun and then drain all the water out of your mash tun. You next want to rinse the grains of any sugars you missed the first time and that is what the sparge is. You want to add the appropriate amount of water that when combined with your first running's will give you your total preboil amount. I sparge usually with several gallons of close to boiling water. Hope this helps!

Reason: typo

 
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:29 PM   #3
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The amount you wash the grains with depends on your boil size, how much grain, etc. Sparging just means to wash the residual sugar out of your grain bed.

You drain it once, you have most the sugar. You sparge it (add some water, and drain it again if batch sparging) you get some more sugar.

Im sure someone else can explain this better.

 
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:33 PM   #4
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/ind...Batch_Sparging

This might help as well

 
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:34 PM   #5
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Ok it's a normal 5 gal batch 12-13 lbs of grain a Irish Red. This is what I thought it was but thanks for clarifying it for me. I can't wait for my first all grain. Is there any special secret tips???

 
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:46 PM   #6
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Make sure you have a reliable thermometer, and know what your water additions are going to be.

O ya and have a good time

 
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:48 PM   #7
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Qt for every pound of grain? That's all I know of. How do I find sparge amount?

 
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:49 PM   #8
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Two sparges are good
Make sure to stir very well
Hot water is best.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:57 PM   #9
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I use more than a quart to mash in about (1.25-1.5). I have used this website with some success. It's not the best and if I was a premium member I would post m excel formulas. Maybe someone else can do that. O ya and make sure you have some extra hot and cold water lying around for your first few batches in case you under or over hit your temps.


http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml

 
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:01 AM   #10
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Ok thanks I'll try my best and post my results.

 
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