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Old 02-20-2008, 02:07 PM   #1
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I had some copper around and decided I needed a better sparge arm, so I created this:



The bottom of the loop has a series of holes drilled in it so it should (I have yet to use it) trickle over the grain bed. The unit connects to the MLT with a quick connect. Simple and I hope effective.

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Old 02-20-2008, 02:12 PM   #2
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Looks great. I like the QD idea!

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Old 02-20-2008, 05:28 PM   #3
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It's hard to tell, but are the holes on the bottom or top? My ring is somewhat similar but the holes are on the top of the ring.

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Old 02-20-2008, 05:41 PM   #4
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Good idea, if you put them on top, if forces the whole ring to fill up. If they're on the bottom, the ones closest to the input will flow more IN THEORY.

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Old 02-20-2008, 05:59 PM   #5
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the holes are one the bottom, but I could rotate the whole works so they face up. I am not too worried about the flow, As long as I get a generally wide trickle as opposed to a centralized dump I will be satisfied. I keep a tad of water over the bed anyway so it should be fine. Also, there are only twenty four SMALL holes, so the flow should be pretty even.

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Yeah, the holes on my ring are sorta big. I would have been better if they were very small. Then I wouldn't have to throttle the valve back so much.

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I am only wanting between a quart and a quart-and-a-half per minute through this so I don't need much flow.

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I just built my sculpture. I used commercial wire shelving w/ casters to make the three tier setup.
I'm still waiting for my new ss kettles to arrive though.

While I'm waiting (impatiently) I need to make a sparge arm. What size holes did you drill in your sparge arm?

Oh, BTW - I am still drooling over your gallery. You have a setup only people like me can dream of. very, very amazing.


Thanks in advance

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Thank you. Keep the dream alive - it took me 25 years of brewing to get there!

I am not sure the hole size. I just grabbed a bit that seemed right and went with it. the holes are just a bit smaller than a pencil lead.

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Good idea, if you put them on top, if forces the whole ring to fill up. If they're on the bottom, the ones closest to the input will flow more IN THEORY.
If the holes are on top, doesn't the water flow out of the holes and run along the copper to the lowest point and make a single stream? I just built a similar set up but I only put about 8 holes 1/16 in diameter on the bottom hoping the ring will fill up and pressurize slightly making all 8 holes flow the same amount of water. In theory anyway....

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