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Old 05-09-2012, 06:10 AM   #11
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I just used a 1/2" brass tee on top (to allow for a thermowell) and a 1/2" male copper fitting on the underside. I then put a short length of 1/2" silicone hose on the end of the copper fitting.

Originally Posted by Zakit24 View Post
Yea making sure it is the right level is a problem without peeking. I have seen some people put a float shut-off valve so when it goes too low it open the water valve, but like OneHoppyGuy said you don't have to worry about that unless your going to FLY sparge with it.

No need to look even during the sparge when batch sparging.
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Originally Posted by dfess1 View Post
I use this:

On the top of the lid is a 90* elbow with a male camlock fitting. It screws to a barb on the inside of the lid. Then I have two sparge arms for my system. The short one shown is for either 10 gal batches or high gravity 5 gal batches. I have one with a longer piece of tubing for low gravity 5 gal batches. Total cost is something like 20 bucks (if that).
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