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Old 11-13-2011, 02:46 AM   #1
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When using the no sparge method do you increase only the base grains or increase every grain on your bill?

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Old 11-13-2011, 02:53 AM   #2
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increase all grains you're going to mash
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:02 AM   #3
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if your going to do no sparge you might as well batch sparge. Just a suggestion.. it realy does not take any longer. Happy brewing.

 
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:03 AM   #4
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if your going to do no sparge you might as well batch sparge. Just a suggestion.. it realy does not take any longer. Happy brewing.
actually, it does take longer. it takes the length of the sparge longer. if you sparge for 30 minutes, it takes 30 minutes longer.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:13 AM   #5
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well I run three burners and I dump in sparge water and mix it in the grains and wait ten mins.. thats about how long it takes me .. Only ten mins extra.. so your right it does take longer.. my bad

 
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:24 AM   #6
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you sparge for 10 minutes? never mind. nuff said
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:38 AM   #7
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Also, "no sparge" has been noted by many brewers to provide a more pronounced malt flavor. So there is that.

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Old 11-13-2011, 07:37 AM   #8
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always done batch sparge, i thunk i;am going to try no sparge also. I want to see if it makes the malt more pronounced. how much should i up the %

 
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Old 11-13-2011, 02:26 PM   #9
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always done batch sparge, i thunk i;am going to try no sparge also. I want to see if it makes the malt more pronounced. how much should i up the %
Increasing the grain bill by 1/3 is a good place to start. Also, 50% efficiency is fairly common in a no sparge setup. If you want an exact number, use the efficiency that you get from your first runnings during a recent batch.

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Old 11-13-2011, 02:39 PM   #10
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Most people find no sparge yields them 60-70% efficiency. Enter that into your brewing software and adjust grains accordingly. Generally speaking, you should only adjust your base malts. Efficiency isn't going to change significantly on crystal malts, etc.
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