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We read a lot of articles on the brewing process, and lately we came across two that addressed the issue of the dreaded stuck sparge. The sparge is post mash washing of the sugars from the grains and is accomplished by methodically adding just enough water to the mash tun to "float" the top portion of the grain bed. To allow outflow some sort of manifold with approximately 1/16" holes is inserted in the bottom of the tun. This lets gravity and pressure work together to provide an outlet for the heavier sugar laden wort. The manifold is connected to...
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We've seen a good many videos showing how to use a fabric filter to brew in a bag, but there aren't any that detail why this works so well. Here you'll find a bit of science along with some practical information to make great beer in about 3.5 hours using minimal equipment.
We've added a series to YouTube so you can see the step-by-step process of brewing using a fabric filter. This VIDEO outlines the processes and briefly explains the advantages of using true filter instead of relying on the grain bed and a bottom pick up.
Interested to find out if the mill setting makes a difference? We've done our own experiments as well and coupled with many BIAB brewers comments from around the web, come to the same conclusion - a finer crush aids in faster more complete conversion, higher efficiency numbers, and in our humble limited opinion a better tasting beer - but we're a bit biased on the taste side of things. The folks at Brulosophy conducted a test that you can find here.