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Old 03-09-2007, 11:01 PM   #1
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Default This solved my stuck sparges

My 50% flaked wheat wort just drained in record time.
I'll never do another AG without this simple add-on.

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Old 03-09-2007, 11:03 PM   #2
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Great idea....Click on memory bank...Storing.


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Old 03-10-2007, 12:45 AM   #3
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Great idea! That would help keep out the particulates too (which I've been having an issue with). Where did you get the bag?
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mash pad works great for suck sparges too
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It'll certainly prevent your manifold from clogging up, but it won't solve the issue grain bed compaction
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It'll certainly prevent your manifold from clogging up, but it won't solve the issue grain bed compaction
True, but you can always stir the bed and if necessary add some rice hulls.
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Great idea! That would help keep out the particulates too (which I've been having an issue with). Where did you get the bag?
It was a 1 gallon paint strainer from Lowes. They sell them in 2-packs for a couple bucks. They also sell 5-gallon strainers.

Go to the paint department.

Compaction did not have any effect on this. My wort drained off lickity split (did I just say that?). Second and third sparge with no stir drained just as fast. This was a 50% wheat recipe mind you and I'd prepared for a long night of blowing tubes to loosen stuck sparges.
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... and I'd prepared for a long night of blowing tubes ....
So, just like any other night then, eh?
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So, just like any other night then, eh?
Heh heh...

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

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