Re: [new_distillers] Re: Aerating wash - any benefits?
- Hi ZBob,
Sorry for the delay, just back on the ground.
What I do is that I sparge, boil with hops loosely, then run that
through the grain bed an additional time to strain out the hops. Mainly
it's because I don't have a grate to keep the hops from going through
Some feel there's a risk of contamination by doing that, but I've never
had a problem... consider that it's boiling when it hits the grain
bed.... Of course, one has to be gentle, so as not to stir up the bed,
or it won't make a good filter.
Then I run it through a condensing coil (basically a very long liebig in
coil form) and into the 45L carboy.
> Hi, Rasputin,
> Are you saying after you sparge and boil and chill, you run that wort back through the grain bed? I'm an allgrain brewer also, and I've never seen that. The recirculating I've seen (I don't do it myself) has always been before the sparge.
> In my case, after I pull the wort chiller out of the fermenter, I attack that wort with a long-shaft stirrer built for drywall mud, in a drill motor. The hop particles that my strainer doesn't catch all seem to precipitate with the flocculating yeast, and end up in the trub.
> I'll be damned. I'll have to go look that up.
> Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
> --- In email@example.com, Rasputin Paracelsus <rasputin@...> wrote:
>> Hi ZBob,
>> Interesting, and makes sense. However in making all grain beers, I have
>> never once done it, and never had a problem. I wonder whether the oxygen
>> gets in when I run the cooled wort over the grain bed to filter out any
>> stray particles and hops...?
>> As a matter of fact, now that I think of it, I'm almost positive that
>> what I read (years ago in Papazian's book I suspect) was to affix a hose
>> to the spout so that there's NO splashing.... Hmmm. I'd check it out but
>> I'm just on my way out the door on a trip :( [Maybe it's a good thing I
>> have always ignored that advice too, and so some splashing occurs.]