Sparging

How to get most out of brewing with your Braumeister? Help others and share your tips/best practices.

Re: Sparging

Unread postby Nashbrew » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:56 am

mashy wrote:Yes indeed - treating the water. Sorry I forget about that step.
Something I am very lucky with, my water is brilliant for brewing.


Hi Mashy
where are you in the UK?
I am using AMS water treatment, but was considering abdoning that idea all together.
The local brewery about 100 yrds from me tell me they Burtonize there water. (in other words we have a secret recipe of chemicals)
Don't forget to wake up breathing!
User avatar
Nashbrew
 
Posts: 84
Joined: Mon May 11, 2015 2:18 pm
Location: Abingdon UK
Model: 20 litres (2015)

Re: Sparging

Unread postby mashy » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:48 pm

Lincolnshire - hard as nails my 297 !!

I did get the reports in, bought test packs, started fiddling about and discovered I couldn't improve it. Apart form perhaps drop the chlorine.
I have a very scaly kettle - and have since found out that is a quick rule of thumb for good beer.
User avatar
mashy
 
Posts: 2740
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:43 pm
Location: Mercia
Model: 20 litres

Re: Sparging

Unread postby Nashbrew » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:51 am

mashy wrote:Lincolnshire - hard as nails my 297 !!

I did get the reports in, bought test packs, started fiddling about and discovered I couldn't improve it. Apart form perhaps drop the chlorine.
I have a very scaly kettle - and have since found out that is a quick rule of thumb for good beer.


I am in oxfordshire also with a very scaly kettle I may try a few brews without the AMS cannot do any harm.

Cheers :beer:
Don't forget to wake up breathing!
User avatar
Nashbrew
 
Posts: 84
Joined: Mon May 11, 2015 2:18 pm
Location: Abingdon UK
Model: 20 litres (2015)

Re: Sparging

Unread postby mashy » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:53 am

I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Did you start using it 'cos there was a problem?
User avatar
mashy
 
Posts: 2740
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:43 pm
Location: Mercia
Model: 20 litres

Re: Sparging

Unread postby Nashbrew » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:22 am

mashy wrote:I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Did you start using it 'cos there was a problem?


Never had a problem was just going down the route of reading some books/forums etc and kinda followed some sort of path.
I have also stopped using finings adjunt as well ,eventually i want to stop using finings if I can as well.
The beer is no better or worse for taking these additions out.
Don't forget to wake up breathing!
User avatar
Nashbrew
 
Posts: 84
Joined: Mon May 11, 2015 2:18 pm
Location: Abingdon UK
Model: 20 litres (2015)

Re: Sparging

Unread postby marcobock » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:40 am

Hi guys,

I always sparge after mash out.
12 litres heated to 78C when I do a full brew in my BM50 and 6 litres with the short malt pipe.
I also stir the mash 3 times in-between the sparging additions.

My OG is always spot on, sometimes even higher than expected.

Whilst sparging I already start the boiling process so there is no time wasted whilst I wait for the liquid to drip off.


NB. I always use a grain bill of 12kg, respectively 6kg with the small pipe
User avatar
marcobock
 
Posts: 41
Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:11 am
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Model: 50 litres

Re: Sparging

Unread postby mashy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:15 am

If you are looking to not waste time - scrap sparging. I struggled to find a gain by doing it.

Search 'fast beer'
User avatar
mashy
 
Posts: 2740
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:43 pm
Location: Mercia
Model: 20 litres

Re: Sparging

Unread postby marcobock » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:14 pm

Will measure the gravity after mashout first without and then after sparging.

Now i’m keen to know if there is a difference or if I just add an unnecessary step in my process

:cheers:
User avatar
marcobock
 
Posts: 41
Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:11 am
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Model: 50 litres

Re: Sparging

Unread postby IPA » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:54 am

mashy wrote:Lincolnshire - hard as nails my 297 !!

I did get the reports in, bought test packs, started fiddling about and discovered I couldn't improve it. Apart form perhaps drop the chlorine.
I have a very scaly kettle - and have since found out that is a quick rule of thumb for good beer.


There is huge difference between temporary hardness and permanent hardness. A scaley kettle means temporary hardness which is not good for brewing and you should boil your water to precipitate the bicarbonate or treat it with acid.
IPA
 
Posts: 220
Joined: Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:16 am
Location: France
Model: 50 litres

Re: Sparging

Unread postby mashy » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:11 am

Absolutely agree.

I cheat, by using domestic hot water.
User avatar
mashy
 
Posts: 2740
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:43 pm
Location: Mercia
Model: 20 litres

Previous

Return to General / Tips and Tricks

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests