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Old 11-08-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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So today is brew day and I am going to be batch spargeing. After all the reading on I the one inconsistencie I Coe. Across is whether there should be a rest between first running sparge and second running. Any thought?

 
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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I stir every running very well but I don't rest. I just did a big beer last night (1.082) and my efficiency was spot on as usual. In my system, it's actually a better/faster/less_compact lauter if I don't allow the grains to settle down prior to opening the valve.
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:20 PM   #3
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Any time you add batch sparge water you'll need to let it rest for 10 minutes or so, because the grain bed will need to settle again. You'll obviously have to vorlauf again after that 10 minutes.

 
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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I add the water to the mash tun, stir, let set 10 to 15 minutes, quick vorlauf, and drain. Works great every time.

 
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:22 PM   #5
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I stir every running very well but I don't rest. I just did a big beer last night (1.082) and my efficiency was spot on as usual. In my system, it's actually a better/faster/less_compact lauter if I don't allow the grains to settle down prior to opening the valve.
How do you get it to run clear after that?

 
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:47 PM   #6
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Any time you add batch sparge water you'll need to let it rest for 10 minutes or so, because the grain bed will need to settle again. You'll obviously have to vorlauf again after that 10 minutes.
I've read many times no rest is needed when spargimg. What I have read, and do, is stir, stir and stir some more, then vorlouf.

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Old 11-08-2013, 02:52 PM   #7
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Any time you add batch sparge water you'll need to let it rest for 10 minutes or so, because the grain bed will need to settle again. You'll obviously have to vorlauf again after that 10 minutes.
No, there's no requirement that dictates you must let it rest. You can let it rest if you like, if that helps your system. It actually makes my system more prone to a compact grainbed so I do not let it rest. The benefits for me are less compact grainbed and time savings.

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How do you get it to run clear after that?
Vorlauf.
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:00 PM   #8
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See the disagreement here shows what I keep running into. And I can see both sides. Lol.

 
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:11 PM   #9
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See the disagreement here shows what I keep running into. And I can see both sides. Lol.
Then the answer to your question is that it doesn't matter. What ever works better for you.

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Old 11-08-2013, 03:16 PM   #10
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Then the answer to your question is that it doesn't matter. What ever works better for you.
^^What FastTalker said.

Everyone's system has its own nuances that you must figure out and work with. The only way to know which works better for you is to try both ways and make a decision. That's part of the fun of this hobby, IMO.
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