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Title: 10 gallon batches
Post by: maddspoiler on March 24, 2012, 04:02:03 PM
Im going to start making 10 gallon batches soon. (10 gallon gott cooler mash tun with a 15 gallon kettle) I was wondering how you would approach the sparge. I currently fly sparge, but with large batches Im not sure if that is the easiest way to go. I do use a bazooka screen rather than a manifold or false bottom and achieve about 72% eff in a 5 gallon batch while fly sparging. I was thinking a batch sparge would be the way to go instead. But, in BS2 the mash profile says 3 steps? For my current recipe it says-Drain Tun, 5.84gal, 1.38 gal @168. Does this mean to drain the tun then add 5.84 then 1.38 then recirc and drain? If so why does it break it up? Is it to make it easier to add-so yer not adding 7-8 gallons at once and burning yourself? Thanks Brad...
Title: Re: 10 gallon batches
Post by: maddspoiler on March 26, 2012, 01:08:55 PM
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http://www.beersmith.com/blog/2008/03/09/how-to-batch-sparge-a-guide-for-batch-sparging-and-no-sparge/

http://www.homebrewjunkie.com/2008/05/how-to-batch-sparge.html
Title: Re: 10 gallon batches
Post by: breibrew on March 27, 2012, 06:06:58 PM
I had the same question not too long ago and I was told that means add that amount right at the end of the 60 minutes and then drain the mash tun as quickly as possible before adding the sparge water.
Title: Re: 10 gallon batches
Post by: maddspoiler on April 03, 2012, 03:53:58 PM
No. What you are talking about is a mashout.
Title: Re: 10 gallon batches
Post by: Maine Homebrewer on April 03, 2012, 04:36:13 PM
I average 80 plus percent efficiency with a batch/fly hybrid sparge.

I recirculate a few gallons for a while, drain this really sweet wort until liquid is at grain level, then continue as if I was starting a fly sparge.

My theory is that the fly sparge is more efficient since much of the fermentables were removed in the batch sparge.

Whatever works, right?