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geordiebrewer 05-18-2009 06:35 PM

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Funny what you say about a tin serving tray with at ton of holes! I needed something quick and dirty so did exactly that - it's not gonna last much longer but I've got 5 good brews out of it....

Really useful for a rectangular mash tun where a sparging arm cant reach all of the grain.

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Packman715 10-25-2012 03:15 AM

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can you elaborate on the spiral i am planning on making an arm for my brew this weekend and this has peaked my interest.

I had a small piece of 3"x20"x1/2 popple that I drilled a hole in and then polyurethaned it for drips. I then bent soft copper tubing 1/4 in 10 ft long into the shape below. (bought at local home improvement store) I then drilled with a 1mm drill bit. I did too many holes the first time so I pluged some with epoxy. ( going to plug a few more than what is in pics) What holds the arm in the wood is rubber o rings tight to the tubing. One on the bottom and two on top. The tubing I had was too big for the copper so I just clamped down with a stainless hose clamp. To stop up the end I just pinched it with pilars and folded over.

Packman715 10-25-2012 03:15 AM

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Originally Posted by 06vmi06 View Post
can you elaborate on the spiral i am planning on making an arm for my brew this weekend and this has peaked my interest.

I had a small piece of 3"x20"x1/2 popple that I drilled a hole in and then polyurethaned it for drips. I then bent soft copper tubing 1/4 in 10 ft long into the shape below. (bought at local home improvement store) I then drilled with a 1mm drill bit. I did too many holes the first time so I pluged some with epoxy. ( going to plug a few more than what is in pics) What holds the arm in the wood is rubber o rings tight to the tubing. One on the bottom and two on top. The tubing I had was too big for the copper so I just clamped down with a stainless hose clamp. To stop up the end I just pinched it with pilars and folded over.

Kyled93 10-25-2012 12:24 PM

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I looked at all these options and finally pulled the trigger on a spray ball from Mcmaster Carr. Two things to note, this is great for a sparge with the march pumps we typically use and it's great for CIP cleaning.

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texashomer 10-24-2013 10:38 PM

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I almost went down the rotating arm build but decided on simplicity. I figured pointing the holes up would prevent channels from formaing. The only drawback in this design so far is if I open the pump valve too high. The wort splashes off the inside of the cooler lid and leaks down the outside.


texashomer 10-24-2013 10:38 PM

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I almost went down the rotating arm build but decided on simplicity. I figured pointing the holes up would prevent channels from formaing. The only drawback in this design so far is if I open the pump valve too high. The wort splashes off the inside of the cooler lid and leaks down the outside.



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