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Old 12-22-2009, 02:48 AM   #1
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I fabricated a manifold for my new mash tun using reinforced PVC tubing. The tubing is quite strong to prevent crushing and is food grade as well. I cut slots just as you would with copper tubing and plugged the open end.

This thing was ridiculously easy to make and performed flawlessly. I think I'll try the tubing for a sparge arm as well.

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Here's a shot inside the tun.



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Project update:

After the second use, there was some funk in the tubing. Looks like some nasties got inside and grew on the steel threads.

I tried the concept again with thicker gauge, non-reinforced tubing. Unfortunately, this didn't want to stay on the bottom of the tun.

Project fail, looks like a false bottom is in my future...

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