I feel a little ashamed asking this, but that’s what we come here for right?
I have always fly sparged, ALWAYS, no exceptions, but now I would like to batch sparge for time reasons and for technique perfection. Plus my Macgyver gravity set-up is getting a little iffy especially with a little apprentice brewer wanting to help her father out.
With that said, I have read and watched and even listened to Denny’s youtube segment on Batch Sparging, and I feel pretty good with the concept.
Now, onto my question:
Assuming that I did all my calculations for temp and need to strike at 170 to achieve 156 deg F for my mash, would my sparge water need to be the same temp, i.e., 170 deg F? Or would I have my sparge water at 156, the temp of my mash? Also, I am not planning on mashing out. Just a single infusion mash with a batch sparge.