Sparge tips:

Some Tips on How to Sparge:

  • Sparge temperature should be around 165 °F - 172 °F. If the temperature gets much higher tannin extraction can become an issue.
  • During sparging you should stop collecting wort if pH rises above 6.0. Once the pH passes thsi point tannin extraction will begin to occur.
  • Make sure you keep one inch of water above your mash bed to avoid a compacted mash, this can result in the possibility of a stuck sparge.
  • Sparge at a rate of about 1 qt./min. Sparging too fast will compact the grain bed and decreases the efficiency.
  • Stop sparging when the specific gravity of your runnings is below 1.008.