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Old 11-06-2010, 03:57 AM   #21
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i have made two ring type sparge arms that gently let the water drop on top of the water on the grain bed ( i usualy leave 1/2 to 1" of water above the grain bed while sparging). Here is a pic of my copper arm. I also have made one using high temp hosing. The copper one was to0 rigid and got in the way when doughing in my grains.

I origianlly wanted a rotating arm, but i made this pretty cheap.



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Old 10-30-2011, 06:18 PM   #22
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i tried several of these... doesn't work too well unless you get a good flow through it and have your HLT up high; creating a lot of pressure. Otherwise, it just drips, in which case an end-cap with holes in it would do the same job.


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Old 10-24-2012, 03:36 AM   #23
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I Made one using this link

http://www.bohack.com/2010/10/how-to...grain-brewing/

It was a pain in the you know I got it spining smooth dry and polished up everthing nice. When I used it on a couple batches of beer it kept sticking and being hard to use. I have since made a spiral arm out of copper and loved it twice. I just bought a 10 ft section of 1/4 in copper and a small tapping drill bit (1.02 mm) and made a coil. Molded by hand and drilled.. drill holes farther apart at begining of the coil than at end.
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I Made one using this link

http://www.bohack.com/2010/10/how-to...grain-brewing/

It was a pain in the you know I got it spining smooth dry and polished up everthing nice. When I used it on a couple batches of beer it kept sticking and being hard to use. I have since made a spiral arm out of copper and loved it twice. I just bought a 10 ft section of 1/4 in copper and a small tapping drill bit (1.02 mm) and made a coil. Molded by hand and drilled.. drill holes farther apart at begining of the coil than at end.
can you elaborate on the spiral i am planning on making an arm for my brew this weekend and this has peaked my interest.

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:04 PM   #25
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Don't bother with the copper coil. Just spend the $10 or so to get this and you'll be super happy.
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1/2" ID Loc Line at www.mcmastercarr.com

Cheap, simple... works like a charm for fly sparging. You dont need to sprinkle the water, that isnt necessary
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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.
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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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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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How much did that spray ball run you? Their website puts them at a whopping $103.61 for the 1/2" 303 Stainless Steel type.
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I bought the high temp plastic one for 50$ or so... It's temperature rated for 190 I want to say. I can honestly say I don't know when I would ever have liquid that high go through the spray ball. It worked great for a sparge.
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I bought the high temp plastic one for 50$ or so... It's temperature rated for 190 I want to say. I can honestly say I don't know when I would ever have liquid that high go through the spray ball. It worked great for a sparge.
You don't happen to have the part number for that guy do you?


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