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Old 09-07-2012, 03:34 AM   #1
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I'm looking to upgrade to a pump set-up, and am not really clear on the method of vorlaufing. Forum searches yielded a bunch of sparge arm designs, but I'm concerned about that plugging up, and being a pain to clean. What do you all do?
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:43 AM   #2
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A length of silicone tube laid on top of the grain bed. Look up the blichmann auto-sparge. Cheap, easy, and works.



 
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:14 AM   #3
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Another option would be this:

http://www.brewhardware.com/accessories/114-mashtube

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Old 09-07-2012, 04:21 AM   #4
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Let me see if I understand - the tube is for the vorlauf, and the sparge arm is for fly sparging?

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:25 AM   #5
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For a vorlauf and a sparge, the target is the same. To keep from channeling, mainly. So you can use a sparge arm for vorlauf also. With a tube though, you don't have to worry about any grain clogging it.

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:07 PM   #6
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Another option would be this:

http://www.brewhardware.com/accessories/114-mashtube

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That's a nice product at a good price, but what's with the weird shape? it does basically what I've seen a bunch of brewers do for sparging, but they do it with a simple piece of copper or steel, why all the weird baubles on that?

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:12 PM   #7
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It's called Loc-Line. Each segment can be turned/separated. i.e. it's flexible and snaps together.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:14 PM   #8
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The benefit it you can adjust it to any height. Can't do that with stainless or copper.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #9
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Sure I can, hand me some pliers and a dremel!

 
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:31 PM   #10
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Try the pliers and dremel to adjust for every batch.


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