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Old 05-22-2007, 05:27 PM   #1
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Default Batch Sparge Braid Length

I posted this question at the end of a DIY post, but I thought it might get lost.

I set up my mash tun for batch sparging but haven't trimmed the stainless steel braid yet.



Should I leave the braid as is, or trim it so it can lay straight across the bottom?


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Old 05-22-2007, 05:31 PM   #2
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I would trim it. I don't think the extra braid length makes any difference. I run mine the length of the cooler. You might consider adding some weight to the end to keep it from floating.


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Add some weight? How about 19.5 lbs of grain?
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Add some weight? How about 19.5 lbs of grain?
I don't weigh down mine but it does surface when I am stirring up the mash. I use the cooler to regulate the temp during fermentation and coil it before putting the carboy into it.
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:26 PM   #5
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It looks fine to me. No need to trim is my vote...
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No need to trim. Mine is 4' long and has both ends fastened to a tee going to the spigot. This gives the wort 2 routes to the drain. I anchored mine in a couple of places with some plastic clips and super glue.

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Here is what I did. I took a 3/8" to 5/8" brass coupling attached it to the end of the brass and then put a 5/8" brass end on that. It has a good bit of weight to it. So far works for me.

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I would say....if you plan on stiring your mash....trim it because it will get caught up and twisted around your mash paddle/spoon.
If you do not stir your mash, then you could just leave it.
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All the length I have ever needed.
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Sounds like something someone with a short braid would say


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