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Old 08-03-2006, 12:40 AM   #1
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I have been trying to sparge with this Phil's sparge contraption that spins as the HL is passing through it. It works pretty well, and I have hit efficiencies in the low to mid 70's

Something that's bothered me though is that is squeaks for like an hour when I am sparging. I've tried cleaning it real well, and even attempted to put a little drop of olive oil on the "spindle" about which the horizontal sparge arm rotates. It never worked for more than a few minutes.

So this time I used some graphite and a little bit of silicone spray. Just like with the olive oil, it bagan squeaking again about 2-3 minutes into the sparge. Maybe it's just that I'm a real auditory person and little noises are my pet peeve, but that really angered me. I gave it a solid 5 second blast of WD-40, and it immedately went quiet. However, not 5 minutes later, it started AGAIN...

Anyway, I've given up on the dang sparge arm, but now my wort smells kind of funny, and doesn't seem to want to ferment properly.

Any thoughts?



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Old 08-03-2006, 01:10 AM   #2
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Maybe the WD40?



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My sparge arm has always squeaked and I've always thought it sounded cool. It's the sound of a brew in progress at my house!

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Man, I thought this thread would really take off.

I thought it was the funniest thing I had written in months.

I guess no-one appreciates a good troll job around here...

anyway,

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Man, I thought this thread would really take off.

I thought it was the funniest thing I had written in months.

I guess no-one appreciates a good troll job around here...

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Oh yes. Just halarious...
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Old 08-05-2006, 04:28 AM   #7
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My sparge arm has always squeaked and I've always thought it sounded cool. It's the sound of a brew in progress at my house!
I always liked it too. The sound was melodic and relaxing.

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