I know there are tons of fly sparging threads, but I still had a couple of questions for my application.
Right now I have the Synergy Brew 40gal setup. It is 2-Tier and has a March Pump.
My question is three fold:
1) I understand that you drain the sparge water from the HLT into the Mash very slowly and drain at the same rate. My boil kettle and Mash Tun are at the same level so this drainage would have to be pumped to the BK; is this too much to have the march pump running for an 30min/1 hour solid?? Is there a better method with using the pump?? Maybe let the Mash fill up 25% and then pump?
2) The lid of the Mash Tun has an addition to the underside that the hose from the HLT rest on; it sort of allows the water to run off in multiple directions as opposed to just hitting the middle. Would it benefit me to make some sort of fly sparging arm?
3) How long should I sparge for? I know I need to sparge until i get my desired boil volume, so I guess I should say it this way, at what rate should sparge (.75gal per minute) @ 22gal would be 30minutes sparge time
Thanks for all the help!