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by jam_phan
Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Batch/Fy Sparging (what am I doing)
Replies: 11
Views: 18476

Yes, 'punctuated' sparge is basically what I was doing. The one thing I did not do was the vorlauf, which I think would contribute greatly to my efficiency. Also, in step 3 I was letting the wort below the grain bed and then refilling as apposed to refilling when the wort is just above the grain bed...
by jam_phan
Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Batch/Fy Sparging (what am I doing)
Replies: 11
Views: 18476

So it sounds like I am sort of "Flood Sparging". My next brew (this weekend) I will perform a true batch sparge. I will stir before I drain the tun once and then refill the tun wait 10 minutes, stir and drain again. I will post back with my efficiency. At what rate should I drain the tun both times?...
by jam_phan
Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Batch/Fy Sparging (what am I doing)
Replies: 11
Views: 18476

Thanks for the reply. I have been researching some more as well and think I am batch sparging. However, I am not completely drianing the tun and then refilling, stirring, and draining. Do you think I will gain efficiency by adding that to my process?
by jam_phan
Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Batch/Fy Sparging (what am I doing)
Replies: 11
Views: 18476

Batch/Fy Sparging (what am I doing)

I was just reading the topic below and got a little curious to know what my method of sparging would be (doh!). My method of sparging… Equipment: 5 gallon igloo water cooler Method: 1) Add additional water to cooler until it is full 2) Drain until wort is no longer visible in cooler 3) Continue to d...
by jam_phan
Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Oatmeal Stout Aeration
Replies: 4
Views: 7623

"there is nothing special about an "oatmeal" stout that requires any particular type of aeration"

That is the line I was hoping to read. I will plan on brewing as I normally do, pitch the yeast starter and stir like hell!

I am interested in hearing your explanation though, for education reasons.
by jam_phan
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Oatmeal Stout Aeration
Replies: 4
Views: 7623

Oatmeal Stout Aeration

I am thinking of making an Oatmeal Stout this weekend and the recipes I have been finding are calling for 15 minutes of aeration using a air pump. Is this really necessary? I do not want to have to buy additional equipment before I brew this weekend. Is there an alternative to using an air pump?
by jam_phan
Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Help With Lager Recipes
Replies: 5
Views: 12981

Thanks for the feedback, I think I'm getting a better understanding now. I think I'm going to make a few more ale's and maybe some stouts and then move on to a Lager.
by jam_phan
Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:06 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Help With Lager Recipes
Replies: 5
Views: 12981

Help With Lager Recipes

Hello, I'm new to this site and new to brewing. I have brewed two batches now both basically the same. On the brewing note the brewing tutorial on this site was a great resource. I have a question about the lager recipes on this site. I read somewhere that lager's have to be fermentated at a lower t...