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Old 10-25-2012, 10:14 PM   #11
Sep 2012
Culver, IN
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I just set a colander on top of my cooler. Nothing to make or buy. But maybe that's not the point..

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Old 10-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #12
Oct 2012
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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I am new to this as I am building my station I'm learning.

So that was a question I had from the beginning: Why do I need to spray water around, doesn't the water cools off if I drip it out reducing the extraction power ? So your answer answers it.

So the main idea with sparging is to saturate the grains with hot water to push more sugar out of the crashed grains. So I don't really need an arm.

When do I start the sparging ? Do I do it while I am getting the wort out ?

My best,

Originally Posted by zachattack View Post
I'd just like to point out at that tons of fly spargers (myself included) just flow sparge water from the HLT in slowly, with no sparge arm. If you want you can curl the tube around the inner wall of the MLT. I usually get 82% efficiency, and haven't noticed any channeling along the cooler wall. Just keep the water an inch or two above the grain bed.

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Old 10-26-2012, 09:31 PM   #13
Dec 2011
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This is my setup. Cost about $0.45 for the tee. Works great. Before this I used a collander for my sparging.

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Old 04-10-2014, 08:21 PM   #14
Jun 2008
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Originally Posted by theQ View Post
Can you tell me what kind of connection you did in the middle ? Did you welded the ends ? Tell me more I want to build one using the spare spear I have! Thanks!
Not sure if he's still around but I would also love to know this.

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