Sparging question......

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I have never brewed before and would like to start with a Hobgoblin Ale
clone.  I'm pretty clear on the procedure, except for the sparging.  My
instructions call for "sparging the grains with 0.5 gallons of 150 degree
water".  Ok, so does this simply mean running 0.5 gallons of 150 degree
water through the grains?  Or do I need a special setup and let it sit, etc,
etc....

Thanks in advance...




Re: Sparging question......
I use an old gallon jug for measurements, normally I fill it about 1/2 way
up with warmish-hot water and pour it over the grains into the water,
normally by the end of it the water coming out gets relatively clear.

Thats what I do at least...

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Re: Sparging question......
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Re: Sparging question......
Here are some tips on sparging.

First, I would go with 170 F water instead of 150, it will ensure the
enzimes are denatured and also aid in the runoff. Also, as a rule of thumb,
use 1/2 gallon of water per pound of grain, if possible. As far as the
procedure, you don't have to have anything real fancy, ladeling will work
for now, or gently pouring small amounts. If interested, I can give you
details of my sparging system, but it is not required. Hope this helps. Rob
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