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Old 12-28-2012, 07:10 PM   #11
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Wow that's a relief to know I am sparging correctly. Thank's to all you nice home brewers for your help.
Well, not quite...letting it sit for 30 min. after adding the sparge water is a waste of time. I add the water, vorlauf, and run off immediately. I average 83-85% efficiency.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:17 PM   #12
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Do you all squeeze the grains to extract more liquid or is it best to not?

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:27 AM   #13
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Well, not quite...letting it sit for 30 min. after adding the sparge water is a waste of time. I add the water, vorlauf, and run off immediately. I average 83-85% efficiency.
Denny, thank's for the reply. I am relieved that I am closer to perfection that I originally thought I was . What is fifteen minutes in a life time?

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:16 AM   #14
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Do you all squeeze the grains to extract more liquid or is it best to not?
Squeeze? What's to squeeze? Are you going to go ape sh*t on your mash tun pushing the grains down and leeching tannins


I say no, I would expect most to agree
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:37 AM   #15
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Squeeze? What's to squeeze? Are you going to go ape sh*t on your mash tun pushing the grains down and leeching tannins
LOL, he's referring to BIAB I'd think, and he's not the OP. I was temped to jokingly say, "Yeah I squeeze my mash tun really hard but nothing happens accept I get tendinitis trying it" I opted not to be a joker. Oh, and tannin leeching via squeezing grains has been mostly proven to be a bogus myth.


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Old 12-29-2012, 03:46 PM   #16
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OK, thanks for the reply, i still speak British most of the time! plus im new to all grain brewing.

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:02 PM   #17
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Denny, thank's for the reply. I am relieved that I am closer to perfection that I originally thought I was . What is fifteen minutes in a life time?
Done repeatedly, that 15 min, adds up to hours out of your life! Plus, I hate unnecessary processes when I brew. I like to have a verifiable reason for anything I do. There's just nothing to be gained from taking that time.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #18
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Done repeatedly, that 15 min, adds up to hours out of your life! Plus, I hate unnecessary processes when I brew. I like to have a verifiable reason for anything I do. There's just nothing to be gained from taking that time.
Denny, I am type A personality like you, just hope I never met you in a dark brew house.

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:53 PM   #19
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Denny, I am type A personality like you, just hope I never met you in a dark brew house.



OK, I've done 431 brews. An extra 15 min. for each means that I would have added over 100 hours to my brewing process. When you get to be my age, 100 hours is a LOT of time for something else.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:39 PM   #20
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I used to do 2 sparges but I didn't noticed huge difference regards to single batch sparge except it is more time consuming.
As for efficiency, I don't think you'll boost your efficiency greatly with 2nd sparge.
IMO it is better to change another factors (grain crush, pH, temperatures..) to improve efficiency.
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