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Old 11-08-2012, 02:51 PM   #111
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I've been meaning to upload these from my phone for a while. I built this little sparge arm from cpvc pipe. It worked out that it holds firm inside my mash tun, but I was prepared to attach a lowering/raising arm. I get solid 80% efficiencies with a 15 minute fly sparge for 5 gallons and 30 minute for 10 gallons.

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Old 11-15-2012, 10:24 PM   #112
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I get good efficiency with this method. 1.25 quarts per pound mash, then drain. Add 1 quart per pound (170F), stir, wait 5 minutes, start draining, when the liquid level is just over the grain bed start adding .75 quarts per pound hot water (185F) as in a fly sparge.

I use a round igloo with a false bottom and a mash pad. Mash pads are out of favor but I really like it. No voflauf and no partially open valves. I drain fast.

 
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:42 PM   #113
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Zacher that is sweet! I wants one.

 
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:39 PM   #114
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Zacher that is sweet! I wants one.
$8 and a trip to Lowes and it's yours!

Dave

 
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:35 PM   #115
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Weekend project, here I come!

 
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:43 PM   #116
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Weekend project, here I come!
LOL, SWEET!

Buy a stick of this (http://www.jbweld.com/product/j-b-waterweld/) to secure the joints. It also worked great on my MT valve and any other application that needs to be water tight and non-toxic.

Dave

 
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:07 PM   #117
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I use a IPhone App called Sparge Pal to calculate Mash Water amounts and temp.
There are online tools also

http://www.appolicious.com/tech/apps...l-david-parker
This particular app doesn't appear to be available for Android phones. I found something called Brewzor Calculator which is supposed to be a brewing calculator for all sorts of things, including sparging. Anyone used that or have a recommendation for an android app?

 
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:27 AM   #118
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So I'm a little late to this party but I wanted to run something by everyone.

I'm currently working on my system and I was hoping to get away with one pump and a series of solenoid valves (electric/automated). Do you think it's possible ot use this method? I was thinking maybe I could drain the mash into the kettle and then pump the sparge water into a bucket (similar to BM's) above the mash, and then once the level is right, start pumping from the mash into the kettle again.

What do you think?

 
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:06 AM   #119
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BierMuncher: I happen to sparge the same way. I was wondering why my attenuation was suddenly lower when I started doing this. You mentioned that your your attenuation is lower with the longer rest time. Can you help me understand why?

 
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:30 PM   #120
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BierMuncher: I happen to sparge the same way. I was wondering why my attenuation was suddenly lower when I started doing this. You mentioned that your your attenuation is lower with the longer rest time. Can you help me understand why?
Take a look at this:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/cont...h-times-60576/

Once you move to fly sparging you essentially are adding time to the "rest" because the process of sparging simply takes longer. This can be avoided if you mash out (introduce higher temp water to suspend the starch conversion).

 
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