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Sparge Water Temperature


Luc Johnson — via Live Chat asks,

Will sparging at 169 °F (76 °C) instead of a 10-minute mash-out rest at 169 °F (76 °C) achieve the same result and denature my enzymes to lock in my sugar profile?

The short answer to this question is no, sparging at 169 °F (76 °C) does not achieve the same thing as mashing out at the same temperature. The reason for this is
Response by Ashton Lewis.