From the HBD Archive
From: (John Hartman)
Subject: re: Oregon Brewers Festival
Date: 1992-05-18 15:47:58 GMT

Oregon Brewers Festival--
The festival will be from Friday, July 17 to Sunday, July 19.

Sparge Water Height--
I've tried it both ways, i.e., with water 1" above grain bed and somewhere below
the top of the bed. It doesn't seem to make a great deal of difference. You will
likely have a stiff mash if you only use 1 qt. water per lb grain. I would recommend
a 1.25 qt/lb ratio. As far as how much water to sparge with, well that depends on
how much water will evaporate during your boil. It's generally about 1 to 1.5 gal.,
but you'll have to determine this experimentally. I always prepare an extra few
gallons of sparge water. When 3/4 of the target wort volume has been collected, I
wait for the tun to drain. At that point I know how much I have collected. From then
on I carefully and slowly sparge to achieve the correct pre-boil volume. Since
I'm adding slowly, the water level is definitely below the grain bed, if there is
a level... It also speeds the process up to have begun the boil earlier but that's
another story.


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