Post Number: 19
|Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 02:17 pm: ||
Searching through previous posts, I've got a question that remains unanswered. If I collect the first gallon of sparge runoff and boil it down to a pint, I will end up with 4 gallons instead of the usual 5 gallon batch I make. Do I leave it as 4 gallons or do I dilute the beer back to 5 gallons? I am not sure what is appropriate. Thanks
Post Number: 1066
|Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 02:58 pm: ||
I would just sparge another gallon
Post Number: 1067
|Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 03:24 pm: ||
yes, look at skot's recipe
if your only makeing 5gal, it seems you only need to boil down the 1st 1/2gal, but you should collect more wort for an extended boil
Post Number: 327
|Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 05:24 pm: ||
Yeah just sparage another gallon. One thing to look out for though............when your doing to things at once PAY ATTENTION.
Or you may end up boiling the first runnings into a caramel nightmare, ask me how I know!
Also this trick is not always needed to brew a good scotch. Do make sure to extend the "whole" boil time to at least 2 hours.
Post Number: 225
|Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 05:54 pm: ||
Yes you'll end up with a smaller yield unless you compensate your grain bill & sparge water, but trust me that the "boil down" method produces a maltier, much more enjoyable SA IMO. Of course, a 3-hour boil doesn't hurt anything either.
"From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world." ~ Saint Arnold of Metz (580-640) - Patron Saint of Brewers
Post Number: 453
|Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 02:35 am: ||
I would recommend planning for a 6 gallon batch rather than sparging more. It's hard enough to get the gravity. YMMV, Tom