Author Topic: 10 gallon batches  (Read 6354 times)

maddspoiler

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10 gallon batches
« 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...

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« Last Edit: March 26, 2012, 01:11:29 PM by maddspoiler »

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Re: 10 gallon batches
« Reply #2 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.

maddspoiler

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Re: 10 gallon batches
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 03:53:58 PM »
No. What you are talking about is a mashout.

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Re: 10 gallon batches
« Reply #4 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?


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