Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Manifold Vs. Bazooka Tube?
View Poll Results: Manifold VS. Bazooka
Copper Manifold All The Way. 15 40.54%
Bazooka Tubes ROCK 13 35.14%
I don't like the way Bazooka stick in my braces! 9 24.32%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-23-2008, 06:48 PM   #11
FlyingHorse
Formerly Bike N Brew
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FlyingHorse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Evanston IL
Posts: 1,864
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts

Default

I've used a copper manifold, a braid, a bazooka, and a SS false bottom.

If I were starting AG from scratch today, it would be SS false bottom all the way.


__________________
No signature required.
FlyingHorse is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2008, 04:18 PM   #12
BigKahuna
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BigKahuna's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Eastern Colorado
Posts: 5,940
Liked 48 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Unfortunately, cost involved, I'll be using a rectangle cooler from wally world for my mash tun, so a false bottom is out of the question.
For the manifold users....Drilled or slotted? I can see benefits to both.

Thanks so much for the help on this.


__________________
Seriously. I'm here for BEER
It's Not The Size Of Your Rig That Counts....It's How Often You Use It.
BigKahuna is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2008, 04:22 PM   #13
bradsul
Flyfisherman/brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bradsul's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,908
Liked 23 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I drilled mine and just experienced my first ever stuck sparge. The manifold wasn't the problem though, I used my new monster mill for the first time ever on this batch and obviously had it set a little bit too fine ('crush until you're scared' should be a gradual process, not an all-in-one obviously ). I've never had a problem with my corona-style mill and always got great efficiency and no stuck sparges even with 70/30 wheat beers.
__________________
Brad
Canadian Brewers Unite!


Projects: Sylvania Kegerator Conversion, Tower Cooling, Grain Milling Station
bradsul is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2008, 05:00 PM   #14
BierMuncher
...My Junk is Ugly...
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BierMuncher's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 12,329
Liked 697 Times on 397 Posts
Likes Given: 255

Default

Copper all the way.

Keep the cuts on the down side though.

I use rice hulls in all my batches so stuck sparges are a thing of fiction in my brewery.
Click image for larger version

Name:	Manifold_Unfiltered.JPG
Views:	207
Size:	32.4 KB
ID:	5618
BierMuncher is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2008, 05:35 PM   #15
DrunkTrucker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DrunkTrucker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: phoenix
Posts: 289
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I use a bazooka tube and the only problem I had was I bent it a little while stirring up grain. Other than that it works perfect.
DrunkTrucker is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 04:18 AM   #16
xamers
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Omaha to Japan
Posts: 165
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I have both a CPVC slotted manifold and a SS braid. The manifold works a bit better as it's angled for a lower siphon profile. Other than that, never a stuck sparge, never a problem with either one.
xamers is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 04:59 AM   #17
arturo7
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
arturo7's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 9,196
Liked 222 Times on 157 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Uh, what's a bazooka tube? My search was fruitless.
__________________
Hey, knock that shvt off. We're drinkin' here.
arturo7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 06:18 AM   #18
BlindLemonLars
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,445
Liked 13 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

Basically, a braid on steroids. Search for "bazooka screen."

BlindLemonLars is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 11:01 AM   #19
EvilTOJ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EvilTOJ's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Portland, OR, Oregon
Posts: 6,464
Liked 40 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I use a SS braid and it works wonderfully for me.
__________________
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
EvilTOJ is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 03:14 PM   #20
hammer one
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hammer one's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 304
Default

I use a SS braid with a SS spring inside to help hold it open... works great for me. The first braid I had crushed but later I found out it was plastic that looks like SS. Had to go to Lowes for the real deal.


hammer one is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
don't wanna weld a manifold, will this 'bazooka' work? snailsongs Equipment/Sanitation 4 02-20-2009 02:45 PM
false bottom,manifold,bazooka? hammer one Equipment/Sanitation 2 02-22-2008 01:27 AM
SS braid, copper tube, bazooka tube??? Joetuo Equipment/Sanitation 12 10-26-2007 01:58 AM
Bazooka Tube? RookieBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 04-06-2006 03:37 PM
Bazooka Tube boo boo All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 9 03-26-2006 09:34 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS