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Old 09-21-2007, 11:52 PM   #1
Dec 2006
Aliso Viejo, Ca
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I have a rectangular cooler that I want to use for a mash tun. It does not have a spigot built into it. I was going to drill a hole in the side to put a valve and SS braid, but I got to thinking ......has any one ever tried to use a siphon technique to sparge. You could attach a hose to your braid or manifold and run it over the side of the cooler and use gravity to siphon off your wort. Will it work or should I just bust out the drill and do it the right way? Thanks - Dirk
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:56 PM   #2
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I would think that you would have a problem with filtration and getting all the wort out of the cooler with a siphon. Break out the drill and go that route.

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Old 09-22-2007, 12:09 AM   #3
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I siphoned buck nekkid (no filter of any sort on the racking cane) after getting a stuck sparge my first AG attempt. It worked out just fine.
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