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Old 11-17-2012, 12:51 AM   #11
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Looks like you get a slight efficiency bump from a double sparge. For me personally, I'd rather just add a little extra grain and not waste the time, but YMMV.

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:58 AM   #12
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Wow.. that's a heck of a wiki page.. I'll be trying to wrap my head around that for a while thanks.

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:32 AM   #13
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there is virtually no efficiency gain from multiple sparge additons. Denny has proved it and my own experience bears it out, too. the only reason to do it is if your mash tun cant handle a large single sparge addition.

there is also little-to-no benefit from letting a sparge addition rest. just add the water, stir, and vorlauf/drain. its just rinsing.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:40 AM   #14
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ok.. So I should just add the 2 sparge additions together in one round.. then drain, and it'll be easier/ have really no effect/ save time. I like that idea lol.

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:03 PM   #15
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ok.. So I should just add the 2 sparge additions together in one round.. then drain, and it'll be easier/ have really no effect/ save time. I like that idea lol.
if it will fit, yes
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:13 AM   #16
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ok.. So I should just add the 2 sparge additions together in one round.. then drain, and it'll be easier/ have really no effect/ save time. I like that idea lol.
I have set up Beersmith two different ways. The first set up allowed for two sparges of equal volume. I then decided to forgo the two and do one, larger sparge and move on with my life.

There is an adjustment, and I believe it is found in the mash tun volume area that allows for a sparge volume calculated at a percentage of mash tun volume. Play with that and I think you will work it out.

 
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Under mash settings, you can adjust so that it doesn't give you that annoying 2nd sparge...

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:30 AM   #18
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Thanks beergynt! I didn't even see that setting. One more quick question, which I think I know the answer to. I guess I was wrong on my cooler size when I pulled it out of the attic. It's only 5 gallons. So I'll have to do more batches. Not that big a deal I guess.

But Now that BeerSmith shows me using 2 more batches. I can't see what temp they should be.. Is it just the same as my mashin? It just says Batch sparge with 3 steps, (Drain Mash Tun, 2.35 gallons, 1.85 gallons.)
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:32 PM   #19
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Essentially you'd sparge with about 180* water at first, to raise the grain bed to 168 (if you believe you want to do a mash-out, I think it's really inconsequential for homebrewers, personally) then just use the rest of the sparge water at whatever temp it is, probably in the 160's. I use 180* water and do one giant sparge. If you're doing multiple, I'd probably let it cool for the second sparge where your gravity is lower and PH starts to become a potential factor.
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