Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Bazooka Tube vs False Bottom
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-14-2007, 09:53 PM   #1
The Pol
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 11,774
Liked 75 Times on 64 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default Bazooka Tube vs False Bottom

I fly sparge, would one be any better than the other?

The Pol

__________________
The Pol is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2007, 09:55 PM   #2
sause
Steel Comma Ale & Lagery
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sause's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Menomonee Falls WI
Posts: 1,866
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

I believe that a false bottom would be better for a fly since it has more surface area. This would cause less channeling and therefore better efficiency.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strange Brewer
Had some Bud Light analyzed once. They told me my dog had diabetes... And was pregnant
sause is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2007, 11:01 PM   #3
Tony
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Tony's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Saugus, MA
Posts: 917
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I agree with Sause. For my earlier set up, I have a s/s false bottom and I fly sparge. I always seemed to have a nice even run off, and think the false bottoms are more geared towards fly. I tried batch sparging with the false bottom, and ended up getting too many pieces of grain particles.

On my new set up, I batch sparge and use a Bazooka Tube, and I love it. It evacuates the grain bed quickly, and think it sets up a bit of a vacuum, and helps suck the wort right out. I could be wrong, but that what it seems like to me.

__________________
Up Next: Cherry Chocolate Rye
Up Next: Gold Nugget IPA
On Tap:Pawtucket Patriot
Dead Soldier:Hop Rod Rye Stout
Dead Soldier: Imperial Hell Fire Ale
Tony is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2007, 12:50 AM   #4
brewhead
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 835
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

how about fly sparge - false bottom - with a mash pad

__________________
Upstate South Carolina Residents Check Out The Upstatebrewtopians. Celebrate tradition. Come back to the taste of hand crafted beer.

brewhead is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2007, 12:55 AM   #5
Beermaker
The NAVY WALRUS
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beermaker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Beautiful Beaumont, TX, TEXAS!!!!!!
Posts: 872
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

When I used to fly sparge I prefered a false bottom, for the same reason sause said. But now, I prefer a batch sparge and a bazooka tube while I circulate the herms. This gets my effeciency up pretty good, and increases my starch conversion times. I rely more on a sparge ring to prevent channeling, then a bazooka tube or false bottom this way.

__________________

Why yes, yes I am a metrosexual!

On taps 1,2&3: Una Mas Cerveza, Ham in a Can, IPA
Primary: XINGU Clone, Rye P.A.
2ndary: Low Gluten IPA, Bourbon Oak Aged Vanilla Porter
Kegged: Sh*tty Orange Hefe, Una Mas Cerveza, Smokin Hot Blonde, Belgian Dubbel
Next up: Una Mas Cerveza, Pecan Pie

Beermaker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
adding a dip tube to my false bottom NotALamer All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 08-06-2009 07:16 PM
False Bottom or Bazooka? TimBrewz All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10 04-15-2008 12:54 AM
false bottom,manifold,bazooka? hammer one Equipment/Sanitation 2 02-22-2008 01:27 AM
SS braid, copper tube, bazooka tube??? Joetuo Equipment/Sanitation 12 10-26-2007 02:58 AM
False Bottom or bazooka ? kappclark All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 21 07-15-2007 02:38 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS