Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Maximizing Efficiency when Batch Sparging
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-19-2013, 06:34 PM   #301
andyrobertson
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 27
Likes Given: 4

Default

thanks


andyrobertson is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 05:50 PM   #302
Oceantendency
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Oceantendency's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Vista, CA
Posts: 393
Liked 27 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 122

Default

Very helpful info right there, I definitely need work in the sparging area, but atleast I got 5 points higher yesterday versus the last batch. Work in progress.


__________________
Cronical: American Stout
Bottle: Chicken Chap Brown Ale, Anglish sippah, Juniskeet Smoked Wheat, Biere de Boucher, El Porto Robusto, Mosaic Tripel, Wulff Lager, Chicken Chap Brown Ale , Creamy Cream Ale.
On Tap: Creamy Cream Ale and wild yeast experiment
Oceantendency is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 06:52 PM   #303
TastyAdventure
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 573
Liked 38 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

What is a stuck sparge?
TastyAdventure is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 06:54 PM   #304
afr0byte
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,438
Liked 74 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 49

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TastyAdventure View Post
What is a stuck sparge?
It's when your run-off from the mash tun stops because the filter, used to separate grain from wort, gets clogged.
afr0byte is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 07:53 PM   #305
Denny
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eugene OR
Posts: 4,389
Liked 474 Times on 350 Posts
Likes Given: 592

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
It's when your run-off from the mash tun stops because the filter, used to separate grain from wort, gets clogged.
Or the grain bed compacts so tightly that no wort can get through.
__________________
Life begins at 60....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

http://www.experimentalbrew.com - the website for the book "Experimental Homebrewing"...coming Nov. 2014
Denny is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 08:07 PM   #306
TastyAdventure
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 573
Liked 38 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Denny View Post
Or the grain bed compacts so tightly that no wort can get through.
shoot... how do I avoid that? Other than not over-crushing grains?
TastyAdventure is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2013, 04:23 PM   #307
Denny
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eugene OR
Posts: 4,389
Liked 474 Times on 350 Posts
Likes Given: 592

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TastyAdventure View Post
shoot... how do I avoid that? Other than not over-crushing grains?
To be honest, it's not as much of a worry as it sounds like. It depends a lot in what kind of lauter system you use. I've never had a stuck run off in 446 batches using a hose braid. Generally, using a pump without a grant or running off too quickly with a poorly designed lautering system are the causes of it. I start my runoff slowly to set the grainbed without compacting it, and after that I increase runoff to full speed.
__________________
Life begins at 60....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

http://www.experimentalbrew.com - the website for the book "Experimental Homebrewing"...coming Nov. 2014
Denny is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 04:09 PM   #308
bdknuc2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 47
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

How soon do you increase your runoff rate (during first running, second running...) or is there a good way to tell if your grain bed is set? Ive only batch sparged twice and I've been a little timid increasing my runoff speed.
bdknuc2 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 07:38 PM   #309
Denny
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eugene OR
Posts: 4,389
Liked 474 Times on 350 Posts
Likes Given: 592

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bdknuc2 View Post
How soon do you increase your runoff rate (during first running, second running...) or is there a good way to tell if your grain bed is set? Ive only batch sparged twice and I've been a little timid increasing my runoff speed.
I vorlauf a qt. or two slowly then go to ful speed runoff.
__________________
Life begins at 60....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

http://www.experimentalbrew.com - the website for the book "Experimental Homebrewing"...coming Nov. 2014
Denny is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 05:54 PM   #310
donshizzles
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Orinda, CA
Posts: 199
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Brewed up a big stout the other day and ended up with 90% brewhouse efficiency. I've never had anything over 85% in the past but this time I decided to condition my grain about 10 mins before crushing. I tightened my crush from .35 down to .30 and got a great, fluffy crush after conditioning. I'm definitely a convert now!


donshizzles is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Two types of batch sparging and efficiency. chase All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 06-21-2009 01:26 PM
What % Efficiency do you get batch sparging RobertHSmith All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 22 12-29-2008 07:27 PM
Batch Sparging EamusCatuli All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 06-21-2008 08:46 PM
Fly Sparging Vs. Batch Sparging New2HomeBrew All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 28 08-08-2007 05:25 PM
Batch sparging efficiency david_42 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 04-08-2007 12:40 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS