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Old 08-28-2012, 02:19 PM   #21
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So, question: right now the manifold sits at an angle in the cooler with the bulkhead side higher than the other side, which is sitting on the cooler bottom. Here's an exact replica:



Is this going to be a problem for maintaining a siphon to get most of the wort out of the cooler? Or will I be losing too much like this?
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:44 PM   #22
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You'll be better off if you can adjust it to be flatter to the bottom of your mash tun.

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:57 PM   #23
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Any ideas on that one? Not sure if another elbow will fit. Maybe some tubing instead?

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:05 PM   #24
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I used the SS braid hose to adjust for the angle in my MT. It works great.

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:12 PM   #25
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Do you have a pic? How would that work, exactly?

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:32 PM   #26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by d-hutt
do you have a pic? How would that work, exactly?


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Old 08-28-2012, 03:35 PM   #27
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Looking at your set up I dont know if that would work for you. The angle might be too sharp and pinch off the hose.

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:56 PM   #28
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If I moved the T-fitting to the second row, like so, that'd give me more distance from the drain to work with. What kind of hose would I need in this situation? Or, could I make it work with more copper piping?
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #29
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Yes, you will leave a little bit of wort behind w/ the current set-up, however you can just tip the cooler toward the drain to fully drain the last few cups if you are so inclined. Do realize that the wort left behind at the end of the sparge is lower gravity, and therefore not that significant...up to you, worry about it and reconfigure, or don't bother. At the end of the day, we are likely talking a handful of grain wasted...maybe $0.20, maybe less???

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:16 PM   #30
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If you mve it back to the second row it should give you a good angle. But you might want to try it with a soild pipe/tube vs the braided SS due to the incline. Not sure how the SS braid would work with the suction of the siphon.

 
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