From the HBD Archive
Subject: sparging wort?!?
Date: 1992-03-19 16:41:53 GMT

Your question in HBD about "sparging thick wort" makes no sense to me;
are you sure you've got your terminology straight? Sparging refers to
the process of rinsing the mash in the lauter tun with hot water to
extract sugars still clinging to the grain husks. A wort chiller has
nothing to do with that process.

As far as rousing yeast, I suggest stirring the wort in the fermenter
with your sanitized racking tube. If you've got a real heavy wort,
you might even try racking it and allowing it to aerate a little.
(I've never done that; it's a twisted theory of mine I tend to explore
the next time I do a really heavy beer.)

Mike McNally
Digital Equipment Corporation
Western Software Lab

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