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Old 09-04-2012, 06:04 PM   #11
Phyrst
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I batch sparge and let it sit for 5 or 10 minutes. I get 75% efficiency.

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:09 PM   #12
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I mash for 60 Min. then sparge for 10 Min. I get about 75% efficiency.

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:34 PM   #13
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Zero. I just hoist my bag out of my ekeggle. I guess I do a hanging spattered for about 5 mins. 70 to 75 percent without squeezing.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:07 AM   #14
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I used to batch sparge, but now I fly the helicopter for an hour.5 and drink beer. (It’s old, and sounds rather like the windmill in the opening scene of the movie, Once Upon A Time in the West (1968).

Batch sparging is easier and quicker, to be sure, but – for me – I really like that extremely clear beer that comes out from an hour long settled grain bed.

I can only get into the 80s efficiency if I take well over an hour to lauter. Sparging time is only about 40min - actually sprinkling sparge water over the grainbed - but lautering is much longer, more like 1:25.

If time is money, spend it on a few more handfuls of grain and remove the efficiency field from your BeerSmith main page.

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:55 AM   #15
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I sparge for like 5 minutes. Once my mash is over, it's game time and I'm moving along at a nice pace. I'm high 70's, low 80's.

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:53 AM   #16
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I usually do batch sparging, but with multiple batches. Usually first runnings and 4 more. I get over 90% and it takes me about 45minutes. It usually takes my stove that long to boil anyway.

 
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