Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Citations for sparge
Technically, to sparge is to spray or sprinkle hot water over the grain bed. The terms “lauter” and “sparge” are often used interchangeably by homebrewers.
It is preferable to start sparging when the first ten barrels of wort are in copper, at the rate of one-half to three-quarters of a barrel per quarter of malt...
Origin of sparge
Sparge comes from the Latin spargere meaning "to sprinkle, scatter." It entered English in the mid-1500s.