Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

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


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks > Simple sparge arm
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-29-2009, 10:11 PM   #1
mrbugawkagawk
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lansing IL
Posts: 133
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default Simple sparge arm

anyone have a sparge arm that they made that is very simple and cheap to make but gets the job done

__________________
mrbugawkagawk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-29-2009, 10:13 PM   #2
GilaMinumBeer
In yo' garage, steelin' yo parts.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oblivion
Posts: 48,799
Liked 4944 Times on 4514 Posts
Likes Given: 60

Default

The simplest sparge arm I have ever made involved my arm, holding a hose, that dumped onto a perforated pie tin.

the rest, are too gimmicky for my taste.

__________________
GilaMinumBeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-29-2009, 10:24 PM   #3
Adam78K
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 335
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Fold up some aluminum foil, pour slowly on top of that. Works like a charm.

__________________
Primary Dusseldorf Alt
Secondary Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle Conditioning Janet Brown, Russian Imperial Stout.
On Deck Ryed Up Kolsch
Adam78K is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-29-2009, 10:54 PM   #4
Catt22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4,998
Liked 57 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

Or if you prefer, here's a gimmicky one that I built for about $5 using cpvc. I use it for the recirculation return, as a sparge arm and for the return again when whirlpool chilling with a pump. It's fully adjustable vertically for various batch sizes:



Shown here testing it intially with only water:



And this for the recirculation return while mashing:



A close up of the 90's attached to the ends. These are not glued on and can be rotated as desired for the swirl effect:



It's cheap, effective and very easy to build. Works for me.

__________________
Catt22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2012, 09:57 AM   #5
Riddei
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Conway, Sc
Posts: 98
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

I built my manifold and sparge arm out of cpvc. Both in 45 mins for less than $20. Its a simple bar with holes drilled into and the ends capped. Used it last night for the first time. I was able to walk away for an hour or so.

__________________
Riddei is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2012, 01:10 PM   #6
wailingguitar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Florence, Alabama
Posts: 1,605
Liked 96 Times on 84 Posts
Likes Given: 457

Default

Like the tin plate and aluminum foil guys above, I go simple too... plastic pitcher for the hot liquor and a wooden spoon to diffuse it over. My MLT is big enough to hold all of my sparge water, so once I start runoff, I begin putting the sparge on top of the grain bed. Get it all in in 10 minutes or less and don't have to worry about it.

__________________

"Why did you.... what was the point of... how drunk were you when you decided this was a good idea?" - DMartin

wailingguitar is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2012, 06:13 PM   #7
jcaudill
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: VA Beach, VA
Posts: 831
Liked 57 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

This is how I do it:


photo 3 by brewerJP

Most would probably call this overkill but it works well for me. It's a Spiraljet spray nozzle that has 360 degree coverage and works well with the March pumps. Has a very gentle spray.

__________________
jcaudill is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2012, 07:24 PM   #8
BargainFittings
Sponsor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
BargainFittings's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Allen TX
Posts: 1,915
Liked 56 Times on 48 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I use a barb on the inside at the top and hook up a silicone tube and float it on the surface of the mash. Make it long enough and it holds against the side when pumping wort.

__________________

Wayne


Stainless Weldless kits and Flat $5.00 shipping to USA 50 States!
STAINLESS STEEL 3 piece valves $10.95! 2 piece valves $7.99
BargainFittings.com

BargainFittings is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2012, 08:26 PM   #9
nicadrick
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 252
Likes Given: 1

Default

Wayne,

Does the hose float on top of the liquid leaving the grain bed alone?

__________________
nicadrick is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2012, 09:39 PM   #10
SamBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cremella (Italy)
Posts: 147
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

here is my solution: a copper tube coil with a lot of small holes drilled

very easy to make...

1.jpg   2.jpg  
__________________
SamBrewer is offline
cincyjrod Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fly Sparge VS Batch Sparge: Facts ph0ngwh0ng All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 52 10-27-2011 07:37 PM
Batch Sparge or No Sparge? cheezerman Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 09-11-2009 04:37 AM
batch sparge or fly sparge blackwaterbrewer All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10 01-17-2009 06:12 PM
No sparge, or partial sparge, and the Beer Smith tranceamerica Brewing Software 7 05-09-2008 03:45 AM
To sparge or not to sparge? - that is the question Marcale General Techniques 3 12-24-2005 06:08 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS