- Dec 9, 2009
- Reaction score
- Huntington Beach, CA
That's exactly what I do. Take a look at pics of my rig from my signature links.Has anyone tried connecting a manual ball valve to the end of an motorized ball valve? That way you can set the manual ball valve to the flow rate you want yet still get the automated ball valve for control.
I have a return valve on each kettle that is used for setting the flow rate into the kettle. It works great for fly sparging. Also note that these flow control valves are located up on the kettle instead of down on the pumps. This makes it very easy to look at the flow rate and adjust it to what you need versus bending down, adjust, stand up and look, bend down, adjust... repeat.
I usually set the rates at the beginning of fly sparging and don't often need to adjust them.