Originally Posted by diatonic
How do you like the Blichmann AutoSparge? I'm considering using it on my single-tier HERMS system I'm building. Seems like a great way to maintain a constant level in the MLT without having to go crazy matching in/out rates during fly sparging.
Functionally it worked....ok, it will never shut completely off if you're using a pump, there's too much pressure behind it. But it will slow to a tiny trickle so it's not a big deal.
Also, I noticed that even though I was recirculating the whole time, I had a hot spot in my mash at the point where the return tube sits.
I know some out there use only a high temp silicone hose that they lay on top of their mash to recirc. Do they see the same hot spots?