Author Topic: Batch sparge temperature calculation  (Read 3910 times)

Offline Eu Brew

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Batch sparge temperature calculation
« on: September 01, 2009, 10:23:56 PM »
I'm new to AG and have 3 batches under my belt with poor efficiency, but they are getting better.  My question is why does beersmith tell me to sparge with 168 degree water?  If I want to mash out at 168 shouldn't the sparge water be closer to 185 to raise the mash to 168???

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Re: Batch sparge temperature calculation
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009, 06:29:13 AM »
If you want to Mash Out, You will need to choose a mash profile that includes a mash out or copy an existing and modify it to include a mash out. The Sparge is merely to rinse the grains. It is not intended to be a mash out step.

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