stuck sparge during mini mash

stuck sparge during mini mash

Post by The Scott » Tue, 22 Feb 2000 04:00:00



Try heating to 170F.  

Bob Scott

Quote:

> how can Iget the sparge going again. I am using a colander with about
> one six***th holes and it is stuck on the first run through . 1# flaked
> oats and 1#pale malt. it is happening as I write so a response from
> someone on line now would be appreciated
> Pat Fleming

 
 
 

stuck sparge during mini mash

Post by flemin » Wed, 23 Feb 2000 04:00:00


how can Iget the sparge going again. I am using a colander with about
one six***th holes and it is stuck on the first run through . 1# flaked
oats and 1#pale malt. it is happening as I write so a response from
someone on line now would be appreciated
Pat Fleming

 
 
 

stuck sparge during mini mash

Post by flemin » Wed, 23 Feb 2000 04:00:00


thanks Ill try that
 
 
 

stuck sparge during mini mash

Post by <ar.. » Wed, 23 Feb 2000 04:00:00


: how can Iget the sparge going again. I am using a colander with about
: one six***th holes and it is stuck on the first run through . 1# flaked
: oats and 1#pale malt. it is happening as I write so a response from
: someone on line now would be appreciated
: Pat Fleming

Flaked oats tend to stick badly.  Assuming your colander is cloth lined
you can try lifting the cloth out of the collander a bit and gently
rocking it or other such motions.  You can also run a spatula through
the grain to kind of cut slits in it to help the liwuid run through.
Both of these have helped me.

--arne

DISCLAIMER:  These opinions and statements are those of the author and
do not represent any views or positions of the Hewlett-Packard Co.

 
 
 

stuck sparge during mini mash

Post by Darren Mille » Wed, 23 Feb 2000 04:00:00


If it is cloth or stocking lined remove the cloth altogether. A bit of
grain in the primary will be ok. Chances are it will drop out in the
chill following the boil
Quote:


> : how can Iget the sparge going again. I am using a colander with about
> : one six***th holes and it is stuck on the first run through . 1# flaked
> : oats and 1#pale malt. it is happening as I write so a response from
> : someone on line now would be appreciated
> : Pat Fleming

> Flaked oats tend to stick badly.  Assuming your colander is cloth lined
> you can try lifting the cloth out of the collander a bit and gently
> rocking it or other such motions.  You can also run a spatula through
> the grain to kind of cut slits in it to help the liwuid run through.
> Both of these have helped me.

> --arne

> DISCLAIMER:  These opinions and statements are those of the author and
> do not represent any views or positions of the Hewlett-Packard Co.

 
 
 

stuck sparge during mini mash

Post by dc.. » Wed, 23 Feb 2000 04:00:00


But the point is, that you don't want grain in the boil. It will
extract astringency.

Dan Cole

 
 
 

stuck sparge during mini mash

Post by flemin » Wed, 23 Feb 2000 04:00:00


I couldn't get the liquid to run through so I added what did run off to
the boil. It was cloudy but there was no pieces of grain in it. There
was about a quart, maybe a little more. What effect will this have on
the finished beer?
Pat Fleming
 
 
 

stuck sparge during mini mash

Post by The Davenport' » Wed, 23 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>I couldn't get the liquid to run through so I added what did run off to
>the boil. It was cloudy but there was no pieces of grain in it. There
>was about a quart, maybe a little more. What effect will this have on
>the finished beer?
>Pat Fleming

somewhat lower gravity than you were looking for...how much? Not sure, since
I don't know just how much was supposed to come from the partial
mash...probably not enough to really worry about but if you have some DME
around, you can get a gravity reading PRE boil and adjust it with the DME.

Luck

Don't Worry...Brew Hoppy
Mike