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Old 09-26-2012, 05:58 PM   #51
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I hate to bring up an old thread but I feel like I get a good amount of stuck sparges with my copper mainifold, does anyone else get these as well? I get some even when doing a thin mash and not using wheat. I condition my malt to help avoid stuck sparges but it doesn't seem to help.

Maybe I am getting things backwards but I thought a thin mash would help to avoid stuck sparges, it seems to make things worse for me.

Has anyone tried wrapping the copper pipes in stainless mesh as an extra defense?

Its getting annoying so i need to figure something better out, your help is appreciated.
Are you crushing your own grain? Its possible your over crushing and getting too much flour and other bits that are good at causing stuck sparges.


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Old 09-26-2012, 06:03 PM   #52
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Are you crushing your own grain? Its possible your over crushing and getting too much flour and other bits that are good at causing stuck sparges.
Yes, I crush my own grain but it is not too fine since there are usually some whole grains still showing up after going through the mill. It just doesn't seem like there is any way I am crushing too fine, even with conditioning the malt with water before milling.

Does anyone with a copper manifold like this get stuck sparges?
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I am looking to build the same manifold. What are the dimensions of this manifold?

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I have used the cheap and easy stainless hose design for a couple of years and decided to upgrade. I tend to fly sparge and was noticing some channeling and also wanted to keep everything 1/2". After looking at the previously mentioned how to brew article and this page I came up with this;



I liked the idea of having the output closest to spigot but wasnt sure how to do it. I created a odd cross fitting with 1/2" tee and 1/2" street elbow. I drilled a hole in the tee and choped the street elbow to mate with it and soldered it together. It pressed fit tightly to a 5/8" female compression fitting. Here it is installed in the Rubbermaid;




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