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Re: Sparge: strike versus actual temp
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2012, 05:16:04 PM »
I've been adding sparge water once I can't stand waiting for the previous step to be finished anymore... drain seems to take me 10 minutes usually in that neighborhood...
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Re: Sparge: strike versus actual temp
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2012, 05:16:52 PM »
Oh yes, and I usually sparge for 15 minutes before starting to drain...
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Re: Sparge: strike versus actual temp
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2012, 05:55:52 PM »
Yeah that's what i do as well - I've never been able to measure my efficiency though so i'm just going by the results - so far so good...
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Re: Sparge: strike versus actual temp
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2012, 06:05:47 PM »
Just do the single batch sparge.  The only reason they do the double batch is for effienicy.   Personally it's a waste of time.  But to answer your question ya 15-20 min wait times.

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Re: Sparge: strike versus actual temp
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2012, 08:30:58 PM »
So has anybody in the group got any experience with a HERMS?
My understanding is that I'll be raising the temp on the controller and it will heat the mash up to 168 using the march pump and the heat exchanger in the HLT to raise the mash temp to 168, then start a continuous sparge regulating the output from the mash tun to a slow sparge.

Anybody have any experience with that??

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Re: Sparge: strike versus actual temp
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2012, 01:29:49 AM »
Pretty sure you're the scout on this one :)
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Re: Sparge: strike versus actual temp
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2012, 07:16:09 AM »
Yeah I think so - cant wait to have a look at this in action!
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Re: Sparge: strike versus actual temp
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2012, 11:03:58 AM »
great thread guys.  lots of good information.
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