Original gravity

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Re: Original gravity

Unread postby Maxbrewer » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:05 am

Do you find it beneficial to sparge with the braumeister
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Re: Original gravity

Unread postby IPA » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:56 am

Maxbrewer wrote:Do you find it beneficial to sparge with the braumeister


If you you want,and who doesn't, maximum extraction the answer is yes. 6 litres for a BM 20 and 12 for a 50. Sparge with the top filters in place.
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Re: Original gravity

Unread postby Cristian » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:51 am

I am also sparging in order to extract as much as I can. It’s not effort in the end.
If you sparge, I recommend you to leave the pipe drain as much as possible and then move the pipe into a bucket till boil starts. you will probably collect another 0.5-1 L (tip: tilting the pipe slightly will make the grains drain faster into the bucket)
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Re: Original gravity

Unread postby mashy » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:33 am

Maxbrewer wrote:Do you find it beneficial to sparge with the braumeister


Not at all. Not worth the effort IMO.
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Re: Original gravity

Unread postby Cristian » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:05 am

mashy wrote:
Maxbrewer wrote:Do you find it beneficial to sparge with the braumeister


Not at all. Not worth the effort IMO.



wondering wht is the diffrece btw a full mash volume compared to sparge mash in terms of OG points
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Re: Original gravity

Unread postby Fritzkellerbrau » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:31 pm

Per my measurements / experience about 3 points (25l short malt pipe in 50l BM)
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Re: Original gravity

Unread postby Maxbrewer » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:20 pm

I want to ask another question slightly off topic. Does the malt pipe have to be above the level of wort or can it be submerged and still mash effectively
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Re: Original gravity

Unread postby mashy » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:37 am

Fritzkellerbrau wrote:Per my measurements / experience about 3 points (25l short malt pipe in 50l BM)


Agreed. I got two maybe three points. Just not worth the time/hassle. Life is too short for a spoonful of grains.
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Re: Original gravity

Unread postby mashy » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:38 am

Maxbrewer wrote:I have a question. I’m really struggling to hit my original gravity. My pre boil gravity is never an issue. I’m normally within a couple of points. I even boiled for 90 minutes and still can’t hit my original gravity. I’m hoping someone might have some advice.


Ignore the software. Top up the fermenter.
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Re: Original gravity

Unread postby Fritzkellerbrau » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:41 pm

At Maxbrewer

With the no sparge the malt pipe is below. (Note top up full water volume after having filled and fitted malt pipe else grains will over flow).

Ps re missing your post boil it’s a function off your boil off rate and how you set that in your software as stated previously. I did a water only dry run boil to measure. Its affected by altitude / air temperature and humidity. For info, my boil off rate is 4l per hour - 50l BM, altitude 1600 meters, generally warm / dry air.
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