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Old 02-26-2014, 04:50 AM   #11
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My bazooka screen doesn't go all the way to the end of my cooler mash tun. I just prop the far end up with a 2x4 or something similar, and use some drawer liner anti-slip mat material to keep the plastic mash tun from sliding off. Just wait for the mash to drain a little before you prop it up, and it won't slosh around. It doesn't cause me any clarity issues to move it. I batch sparge.

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Old 02-26-2014, 10:09 AM   #12
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^^ I just prop one end up with a 4x4 and my bazooka doesn't go the whole length of the cooler either. With it set up this way I have a touch over a quart of dead space and run 73-75% efficiency - good enough for me!


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Old 03-01-2014, 08:06 PM   #13
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Just finished the build on the new mash tun and thought I would post a picture. Having access to ss fittings from work saved some money for sure. I also purchased the stainless bulk head fitting from bargainfittings.com and it worked much better than my homemade version. I will be brewing with it next Saturday!

The stainless T and elbows at the far end should help to keep the manifold weighed down in the mash.

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Old 03-02-2014, 01:31 AM   #14
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Having access to ss fittings from work saved some money for sure.
OMG what a beautiful overbuild? j/k

You going to batch or fly? Be forewarned that IMHO, if you fly sparge and don't go very very very slow, mostly everything beyond a few inches from the bulkhead is for show...

The wort will want to follow the path of least resistance, and mostly enter the braid within close proximity to the bulkhead leaving the far end of the tun unsparged.

Cheers and nice build!
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I am definitely going to switch to batch sparging with the new tun. It will be my first experience with batch sparging, but I feel comfortable it will go well with all of the great info here on HBT.


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I am definitely going to switch to batch sparging with the new tun.
All the best moving forward....I love all the "discount" stainless fittings! Your build is that of availability. I think you are going to enjoy batching....cheers!
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