Going to start fly sparging instead of batch sparging. How long should it take to sparge. Aboput 45 min for a 5 gallon batch? Also, if you mash out do you have to worry about tannins from over sparging?
March pumps are a serious pain in the @$$!!! Tired of priming the pump. As for the enzyme question, what temp do you kill enzymes? The main reason I batch sparged is because I diddn't want to to get tannins from the grain. I get greedy with sparging so I feel the need to mash out and sparge at a higher temp. What precautions can I take to prevent leeching of tannins?shafferpilot said:So long as you keep the temp right, you're good. Out of curiosity why the switch?
Man, that's too bad. I love my new single-tier + pump w/ QDs! Batch sparging was a breeze and priming the pump wasn't too difficult, although I agree, it would be really nice if we had a hi-temp/food safe/self-priming pump we could use.Grimsawyer said:March pumps are a serious pain in the @$$!!! Tired of priming the pump.
The vorlauf only takes me a few minutes. If you achieved your projected OG, then obviously you haven't done anything wrong.EinGutesBier said:Uh oh. 60-90 minutes for fly sparging? May I ask why it would take that long? Is it because of vorlaufing?
The reason I ask is that I did a beer that had a projected OG of 1.068 and I must've done my sparge, vorlaufing included, in about half an hour. I just vorlauf until the wort runs about as clear as I can get it, then try to replace the wort I'm transferring to the kettle with water at an even rate.
Have I done something wrong?
Very nice and tidy! Looks alot like what mine looked like. Loved mine for awhile. Uhh, say. I had tubing that looked just like that. I want to say mine was PVC witht the nylon braid... looks just like yours. On my system I tried pumping progressively hotter water through it to see what the limits were and I found that around 170*F it started getting reallllllly gooey and bendy. I had to tighten down on all the hose clamps REALLY quick because my system was suffering from catastrophic failure. hehehe Lots of water all over, and some burn marks to boot! I ended up going to silicone tubing. After I took mine apart I discoverd lots of gunk that built up that I believed I was getting when I cleaned mine.... ugh... Until I get QD's that I can fit a brush into it's hose barbs and hose clamps for me, hehe. Does orienting a pump that way really release the bubbles upward? Is the the trick? Anybody else have better luck with their pumps with the out straight up?The Pol said:I just set up my single tier system with a march pump... I am really not having any problems priming the pump. I DID orient my OUTlet upward, with fluid flowing IN from the bottom... I also do not allow my pump to cavitate... if there is no fluid flowing in, the pump is off... no problems yet! The pump is nice and quiet, so when I can relax and have a brew while it is doing all the work. Here is my march setup...