need help with the design of my manifold for the mash tun
will be purchasing the Coleman 70 quart extreme
. Interior measures 24½ in wide and 10½ in deep on the bottom
calculations from Palmer's How to Brew
, I've figured my spacing between 3 legs at X=3, so the distance from the wall is X/2 = 1½
wouldn't be a problem if I could find a ½" CPVC cross fitting. the middle leg would plug into one end, the pipes out to the side legs would fit on either side and the connections to the spigot and out would be on the opposite end.
can't find one. I found stainless cross fittings, which I could use with stainless to CPVC fittings, but all that would double the cost of the manifold
so, without a cross fitting, here's the design I came up with:
(pipes are GREY, T sections BLUE, elbows GREEN)
my other design is going straight out the spigot from the middle leg with caps at the end of the outer legs. disadvantage of this design is the length of tubing the wort has to travel from the ends of the outer legs
(capped end in RED)
any suggestions for better design?
"use a bazooka screen" is NOT a good suggestion, nor a better design