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Old 04-11-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
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I am going to be brewing my first all grain batch in my three tiered system. My question is after pulling off the first runnings; how do you get them back into the mash kettle without destroying the grain bed, or is it ok to stir before sparging. I have heard and read conflicting information about stirring before sparging.

Any advice? Thank you.

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Old 04-11-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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If the grain bed is thick enough, pouring gently from a pitcher or even from the hose (using a pump in my case) will not disturb the grain bed.

Sure, you could re-stir the mash, but you'd also have to recirculate to get the grain bed established again. It just takes a bit longer.

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Old 04-11-2011, 07:21 PM   #3
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I just use a rain style watering can to return it to the MT.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:23 PM   #4
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I have no problem just dumping it back in. Just don't do a whole bunch at one time.

 
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