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thach1aj

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I am designing a herms system and I am trying to figure out a good way to return the mash liquor into the mash tun after it goes through the copper coil in the HLT, does anyone have some suggestions? Thanks.

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There are two major routes:
- sparge arm
- silicon hose

I went with hose and I am satisfied, but you will find the way that best suits for you.
 

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I used a siphon sprayer tip and submerge it right below the liquid level above the grain bed. I connected it to a piece of silicone tubing and ran it through the lid in my mash tun. Click on my build link and there is some close up pictures. I move it all the way to the top when fly sparging.
 

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I used a siphon sprayer tip and submerge it right below the liquid level above the grain bed. I connected it to a piece of silicone tubing and ran it through the lid in my mash tun. Click on my build link and there is some close up pictures. I move it all the way to the top when fly sparging.
+1, I originally built a sparge arm using copper tubing. It worked ok but when I switched from a braided hose to a stainless false bottom I found it would clog up with husks and grain particles. The siphon sprayer won't clog if husks and grain particles get past your false bottom...and it's cheap.
 

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Here is a picture of the set I'm using. It allows for sparging and constant recirculation. Makes for really clear wort. There is a ball valve on the outside to allow for flow adjustment and complete shut off if the level is too high to remove the cam lock hose. I figured that out the hard way.

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