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Old 05-16-2008, 10:23 PM   #1
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my question is simply how hot is to hot for sparge water??? i sparged today and by the end of the event the grains were about 172 to 174? what do you think?


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Old 05-16-2008, 11:11 PM   #2
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From what I have read you should be fine. Tannins don't start leaching till about 180+


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Old 05-16-2008, 11:48 PM   #3
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That sounds just about perfect. You want to sparge hot in order to thin the mash and get max extraction. Brian is right - just keep it under 180F.
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:44 PM   #4
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thanks i appreciate the input....
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