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Old 12-30-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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I have designed this sparging plastic bucket top with the following specifications and would like to share it with the community. Please offer any comments to it's design so I may improve it. Be mindful, that I will be challenging comments as they see fit.

1x: 3/8 threaded tee
3x: 3/8 threaded adapters for 3/8 ID- 1/2 OD clear hose.
2x: 3/8 ID nylon tees
1x: 10' 3/8 ID clear hose

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Old 12-31-2012, 12:58 AM   #2
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Not bad at all! I wonder if a guy couldn't do this with the lid of their Rubbermaid mash tun?

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:05 AM   #3
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Not bad at all! I wonder if a guy couldn't do this with the lid of their Rubbermaid mash tun?
Of course! Just elongate the circle into a rectangle. More hose will be needed though
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:13 AM   #4
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Of course! Just elongate the circle into a rectangle. More hose will be needed though
Actually, my Rubbermaid 10 gal mash tub is round. I was just thinking it'd be handy if the sparge ring was built right into the lid. Would just need something to help from losing the little bit of heat through the connection fitting.
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Actually, my Rubbermaid 10 gal mash tub is round. I was just thinking it'd be handy if the sparge ring was built right into the lid. Would just need something to help from losing the little bit of heat through the connection fitting.
My testing reports a heat loss of 25% from 170 degrees F at 10ft of hose. You may be able to get away with a shorter hose or the use of a garden hose. That has a bit more insulating properties than what I use. I have a short distance to travel, so the loss is acceptable.
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everything in the setup is rated for high water temps?

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everything in the setup is rated for high water temps?
I used it with fluid at 170f without issues. Just yesterday I put down a pail of lager. As far as higher temps, it will need to be tested. Assumption is that it will hold up
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I dont think its a question of the parts holding up to heat as much as its a concern that parts that are not meant for high temps can leach chemicals into your water/wort/beer.

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I dont think its a question of the parts holding up to heat as much as its a concern that parts that are not meant for high temps can leach chemicals into your water/wort/beer.
As stated above, the parts are listed. If you are questioning what I used, my reasoning is this: most of the fittings you can use in your own home, drink the same water at a much lower temperature out of your own faucets, and bathe in. Don't see an issue here. If this is a concern use copper pipe. I chose this way because I'm not going over 200F at any time. This is a perfect template to build off of.
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You drink 170* water from rubber hoses? I'm not challenging you bro, just making sure you know what you are doing and what you are using. Do you think we would all spend the extra money on heat resistant silicone hoses if we could use the clear hose cheaper with NO ill effects.
And if you are losing 42* from your 170 as stated above, you need water that is above 200 to sparge right. Just saying.
This is a good idea, don't get me wrong. I just think being mindful of materials is key.
Good luck man.

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