no sparge

Controlling your mash pH is a critical concern for all brewers using all-grain, but can be a special concern for those using Brew-in-a-bag (BIAB) or decoction mashes with high water to grain ratios. The larger water to grain ratios used in these mashes can lead to higher mash pH during conversion, so brewers need to […]

No Sparge Beer Brewing for All Grain Brewers

by Brad Smith on January 11, 2014 · 23 comments

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No sparge brewing offers an attractive alternative for those who don’t want to deal with the hassle of fly sparging or batch sparging by using a full volume mash in an single step – just mash and drain. All grain beer brewers are always looking for shortcuts when brewing beer. Its not that we’re lazy, […]

Pat Hollingdale

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From half a world away in Australia, Patrick Hollingdale is my guest for this week’s episode. We talk about the Brew-in-a-Bag (BIAB) all grain brewing technique that started in Australia but has become popular worldwide. BIAB lets an all grain brewer start with nothing more than a large pot and grain bag and brew a […]

Brewery

Today we look at traditional fly sparging, batch sparging and no-sparge brewing techniques. Batch sparge techniques have become very popular with homebrewers because batch sparging requires less time and less equipment than traditional techniques at minimal added cost…