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#1 matt6150

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 04:16 AM

How long does your sparge typically take? I've been using a flowmeter and usually set it for 1gal every 5 min. So depending on my pre-boil volume I'm looking at 1-1.25 hours. Yesterday I sparged a little faster and was done in about 55 min and didn't see a change as far as pre-boil gravity. Just wondering what everyone else does?
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#2 realbeerguy

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 04:45 AM

45 min to 1 hr.  Start kettle fire when collected around 25-30% of volume to cut some total brew time off.


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 04:45 AM

About an hour for 11.5 gal in the kettle.


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 06:21 AM

About an hour for 11 gals.

 

I haven't fly sparged for a while though cause my HLT cracked.


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 06:44 AM

I don't even own a sparge!
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#6 matt6150

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 10:29 AM

Ok so I'm basically right there. And as soon as the element is covered in wort I turn it on set to 208. It gets boiling in a minute or two once I reach volume and set the element to 100%.
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Posted 31 July 2018 - 04:46 AM

For 10 gallon batches, I mash w/ about 2/3 of my required volume.   So my sparge only takes about 20 min or so.    5 gallon batches are done no-sparge w/ full volume mash.  


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