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Old 05-09-2012, 04:20 AM   #1
Mar 2012
Ozark, Missouri
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I'm about to brew my second all grain batch and want to know people's preferred method of sparing. I know some methods may differ given available equipment and brew recipe. I have a 10 gallon Igloo converted mash tun with a false bottom. I will be brewing an imperial porter next, if that adds to the equation at all.

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Old 05-09-2012, 04:33 AM   #2
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Jan 2009
Puyallup, WA
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I batch sparge, it's easy and works well with my current setup. If I'm going for an imperial type beer, I usually do two mashes and collect only the first runnings from each to ensure the highest gravity. I'll sparge and collect the second runnings in a seperate vessel and do a smaller version of the same beer.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:34 AM   #3
Jun 2011
Simi Valley, CA
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IMHO Batch Sparge whenever possible. It's easy and works incredibly well for most beers.

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Old 05-09-2012, 04:38 AM   #4
Jan 2008
Lincoln, Nebraska
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I fly sparge. I think it is super easy. I built a stand with multiple levels.

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Old 05-09-2012, 04:50 AM   #5
Nov 2011
Leesburg, VA
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I acquired two 10gal igloo coolers. I use one as my MLT and the other as my HLT. I tried a few with batch at first and have found fly to be much easier for me. I don't have a brew stand or anything, just a chair on a table and the floor - three levels

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