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Old 09-08-2012, 06:38 PM   #11
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Oh don't you worry, I've already started adding things to my shopping cart! You'll be shipping about $150 worth of weldless fittings and sightglasses out to me by the end of the week!

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Old 09-24-2012, 08:12 PM   #12
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Try the pliers and dremel to adjust for every batch.
Bobby, is your kit the same thing as McMaster #10095K12?

Looks the same to me.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:50 AM   #13
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It's the same manufacturer (loc-line). My kit isn't an off the shelf assembly for them though because it includes 4 extra segments and the 90 degree elbow. You could just as easily buy the 1' hose, male adapter and elbow if you wanted to duplicate what I have.

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Ah, OK. So it's a couple inches longer. I'm doing a cooler installation so I wouldn't need the elbow. The McMaster kit includes the threaded adapter in there. I think you need to talk to Loc-Line about getting a better price All black would be nice though. I'll have to measure and see if I need the couple extra inches.

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:39 AM   #15
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Works awesome!

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I only buy 200 feet of tubing at a time vs. Mcmaster's skid. When I'm looking for a partner that can help me reevaluate all my prices, I know where to find you ;-)

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Just for the record, I drilled my MLT last night and installed the sparge arm from BrewHardware.com. It's freakin' easy to use, and works fantastically well. it's 1/2" ID, not OD, so the flow rate is insane. Not like you'll ever need to sparge at 9gpm, but you can if you want! If you're seriously complaining about a product like this that's only $25, but includes a weldless fitting AND a stainless steel Camlock, then you seriously need to remove the vice clamps from your wallet and suck it up. It's just about the best deal in all of homebrewing.

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I think I am confused.
Does anyone Vorlauf through the sparge arm? or are we talking about recirculation through a sparge arm? and then change hoses around for actual fly sparging?
I don't use a sparge arm at the moment, after I made my stand and went to three keggles I recirculate the MT with the flow rate throttled back, when I stir it I always get grain through the pump and it clears as the grain bed settles a little. Prior to batch sparging I give it a good stir, wait for the flow to clear of all grain (vorlauf) and then move hose to BK.
When I did fly sparge I still didn't use a sparge arm from the HLT and when I vorlauf the MT I just did it into a container and poured it back into the MT slowly to not disturb the grain bed. All that was prior to fly sparging.

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If one of these Is installed in a Bk can it be used to whirl pool?

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I think I am confused.
Does anyone Vorlauf through the sparge arm? or are we talking about recirculation through a sparge arm? and then change hoses around for actual fly sparging?
I don't use a sparge arm at the moment, after I made my stand and went to three keggles I recirculate the MT with the flow rate throttled back, when I stir it I always get grain through the pump and it clears as the grain bed settles a little. Prior to batch sparging I give it a good stir, wait for the flow to clear of all grain (vorlauf) and then move hose to BK.
When I did fly sparge I still didn't use a sparge arm from the HLT and when I vorlauf the MT I just did it into a container and poured it back into the MT slowly to not disturb the grain bed. All that was prior to fly sparging.
I fly sparge and your description is basically what I do as well... I don't understand why you would have an arm just for vorlauf...

I start draining my MT into a pitcher and pour it back in using a big slotted spoon like I would with a black and tan... Once it runs clear, I start the sparge on my ultra-simple sparge arm (length of copper pipe with holes unit) at the same rate as I'm draining it into the BK.
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