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Old 11-01-2017, 03:04 PM   #11
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Old 11-01-2017, 04:58 PM   #12
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Batch sparging simply slotted into my brewday better than fly sparging did, After draining the tun of the first batch, you know exactly the volume of the 2nd batch required to hit the target preboil volume with a good degree of accuracy.

one possible drawback is the need to vourlaff (spelling??) or jug back the initial runnings of 2 batches to draw clean wort.
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is there any benefit/disadvantage between batch and fly sparging? i dont mean ease or equip ,i mean from a efficiency point of things?
if so,why?
Fly sparging was the only technique a few years ago and it was just "sparging". Something like batch sparging would be a method described for dealing with a stuck mash. Fly sparging is more efficient because the grain is constantly "washed" in clear water (bit like saying showers get you cleaner than sitting in mucky bath water). But fly sparging requires extra bits and bobs and may be detrimental if over done (really?).
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Ah yes.the old running water thing. Never thought about it like that
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Fly sparging was the only technique a few years ago and it was just "sparging". Something like batch sparging would be a method described for dealing with a stuck mash. Fly sparging is more efficient because the grain is constantly "washed" in clear water (bit like saying showers get you cleaner than sitting in mucky bath water). But fly sparging requires extra bits and bobs and may be detrimental if over done (really?).
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Batch sparging is also known as English sparging as it was common practice in English breweries.
For the same reason fly (continuous) sparging is also known as German sparging.
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I remeber a forumite (cant remember who) said he took the sprinkler head from a watering can and attached it to a funnel then poured his sparge water into the funnel and just let the sprinklet head do the fly sparging for him
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Batch sparging is also known as English sparging as it was common practice in English breweries.
For the same reason fly (continuous) sparging is also known as German sparging.
Okay, history lesson and correction accepted. But long before home-brewing books WW1 had seen the purging of most references to "German" in our language.
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Fly sparging should be more efficient, but I swapped to batch sparging recently and didn't notice any drop in efficiency. What I did notice is that my efficiency is much less variable now which makes it easier to accurately formulate a recipe. It's also faster and less faff which is a plus if time is at a premium. I don't think I'd go back to fly sparging.
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Just a cheap old shower head on the end of some tubing
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Just a cheap old shower head on the end of some tubing
The issue here is that the inside of shower heads aren't food safe, so could cause problems.

Or so I've heard.
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