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Old 01-03-2009, 09:47 PM   #1
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Brewed my first all grain today. Couldn't get my sparge going. I made the Flyguy MLT with braided hose over notched plastic tubing. After trying to drain the wort for 1.5 hrs, I had to empty the MLT into a separate container, remove the plastic tube and used plastic ties to clamp to the nipples. It's now flowing nicely. But my wort was sitting in the mash for 2+ hrs. Oh well.

 
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:52 PM   #2
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:06 PM   #3
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+1 My first couple runs with the braid didn't go very well either. And 2 hours in the mash isn't a big deal, don't worry!
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:46 PM   #4
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:53 PM   #5
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how many times do i have to say: REMOVE THE GOD DAMN RUBBER HOSE. just use the stainless braid and everything will work fine

 
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:54 PM   #6
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i use notched copper tubing inside my braided hose, never had a stuck sparge(couple of real slow ones) and i grind fairly fine with a lot of flour.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:03 PM   #7
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how many times do i have to say: REMOVE THE GOD DAMN RUBBER HOSE. just use the stainless braid and everything will work fine
Thanks BeerPressure. Could have used you 5 hrs ago.
All is going well now. Boiling away.

 
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:05 PM   #8
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Thanks BeerPressure. Could have used you 5 hrs ago.
All is going well now. Boiling away.
I'm sorry for being curt, but it seems i see stuck sparge posting when people keep the rubber hose inside. I use a stainless steel braid inside a coleman xtreme cooler and it works flawlessly. Just the braid.

 
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:22 PM   #9
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Me & BeerPressure have the same set up, Braid & Coleman.

I've never had a stuck sparge except with a pumpkin beer, with pumpkins in the mash.

 
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:48 PM   #10
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