Originally Posted by fireballbrewer
Very nice info....
Droot, how well does that set up clean?
No big deal. I soak it usually overnight, then scrub it out with a scotch brite pad. I open the valve and let water run out, then put the garden hose on the out and watch water squirt from ALL the holes. I just cleaned it last night from brewing a fat tire clone on Sunday.
Nothing fancy, but it works. It takes me an hour to sparge 12 gallons which I think is fine. I did an oatmeal stout that took an hour and a half, but it has never stuck so it would not drain.
I have a 4 cup grant. 2 cups and its running clear. I fill the grant, pour it back in the tun and sparge away. If I stop and stir, 4 more cups and away I go.
I use no pumps, just gravity. Sometimes I don't even open the valve all the way.
Total cost = peanuts. Efficiency 83% last batch 85%. What more could I ask for?
I tried the steel braided hose and it took way too long until the wort ran clear so I went back to the copper tubing.
Tubing is held in with a compression fitting so I can take it out to clean the tun if I burn the bottom which I do frequently. I just clean it up with a scotch brite pad on a drill. That would be a 3M rollock disk.