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Old 10-19-2009, 08:23 PM   #1
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Put this together after getting frustrated with slowly sparging using a pitcher of hot water and an upside down plate



Worked great, have 3 bricks and a hotplate on top of the fridge and a sparge arm I got from Midwest Brew Supplies that worked great, put in an inline valve for adjustments
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:52 PM   #2
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Simple, cheap...I like it. :-)
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:01 AM   #3
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Nothing at all to be ashamed of with that setup. There's a lot to be said for a minimalist system. Many of us started with similar systems. I did.

 
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:04 AM   #4
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:57 AM   #5
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pure awesome
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:03 AM   #6
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Looks good. There is nothing wrong with a makeshift setup if it works for you.

 
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:45 PM   #7
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My MLT sits in my gas grill because its the right height to drain into my Keggle on the fryer burner, after the boil and chiller I move the keggle to the picnic table to drain into my carboy. I see no problems with your setup at all! Homegrown-homebrew creativity at its best!!!
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:49 PM   #8
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I bet it works like a charm.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:06 PM   #9
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It did except my efficiencies went from the high 70's to the high 60's this last time.... I missed my temps a bit (to low) and tried a new source for grains... will be going back to my old source haha.
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