Mash Water Volume

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Mash Water Volume

Unread postby TheWoods » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:15 pm

Hi,

I would like to know if there is a benefit to mash with 55L on 12Kg of grain and then sparge with 5L or mash with 45L and then sparge with 15L.

I am used to mash with 45l and sparge for the good amount of volume I want, but I am wondering if I could keep the sparge water at minimum by having more water in the begining of the mash.

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Re: Mash Water Volume

Unread postby niels » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:51 pm

It's not a scientific explanation, but I think sparging with a little bit more water will increase your extraction efficiency. But 15L vs 5L might be too much of a stretch.

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Re: Mash Water Volume

Unread postby TheWoods » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:19 pm

niels wrote:But 15L vs 5L might be too much of a stretch.

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Can you explane this sentence? English is not my first language.

Is it right to say that we can sparge with 1L/kg and mash with 45L or 55L depending of the volume of wort you want?

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Re: Mash Water Volume

Unread postby niels » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:21 pm

Sorry, I'm also not a native English speaker, so it might be confusing.

I just meant that it might be hard to say that 5 litres vs 15 litres of sparge water will improve extraction efficiency. The difference is 300% and compared to your batch size sparging with 15 litres might be overkill.

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