Recirculation Manifold, Loc Line or Spray Nozzle?

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Putting together my Single Vessel eBIAB 5 gallon setup and trying to figure out the best recirculation method to go with...

I have a 5500w PID controlled element and a pump, so wanting to set my system up to be able to control mash temps and step mash. Using a Brew Hardware false bottom and a Wilserbag, also buying a new probe to go into a T fitting coming off my ball valve.

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I’ve got the same setup and really like the ss brewtech manifold. It’s the only one I’ve found that flows up in the mash and disperses it mostly evenly. And it allows a pretty high flow rate, I do a lot of step mashes.
 

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+1 for the SS Brewtech manifold for step mashes (although I'm not BIAB). I switched from a silicone tube to the SS Brewtech for both HERMS recirculation and sparging and it's great.
 

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And I’ve got one for sale since I upgraded to their 20g manifold.

PM me if you’re interested.
 
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And I’ve got one for sale since I upgraded to their 20g manifold.

PM me if you’re interested.
I sent you a message through the site message system....
 
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Thanks Jtvann, I guess I'm going with the SS Brewtech Manifold, should work out just fine.
 
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Anything but a sprayer.
Thanks, Bobby.... I'm going through my system now and figuring out which camlocks I need and will be ordering some from you soon. I already received my false bottom and Wilserbag from you. Thanks.
 

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you don't need all that stuff...just run your return hose into the kettle.

BIAB you are doing full volume mash so the grain bed is well below the water level. You don't need a sparge arm or anything to "distribute" the wort over the grain. Just have the hose tucked under the kettle lid and let the pump run.
 

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I agree it doesn't need to be distributed but I favor any method that doesn't drill itself down into the grain too far which is why I like the Locline solution the best. The outlet stays exactly where you put it.
 

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I'm using lineloc through the lid bent to a L shape under the surface of the wort to create a swirling motion without splashing. Its working out well.
 

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you don't need all that stuff...just run your return hose into the kettle.

BIAB you are doing full volume mash so the grain bed is well below the water level. You don't need a sparge arm or anything to "distribute" the wort over the grain. Just have the hose tucked under the kettle lid and let the pump run.
This. I got a ss float for 3/8" silicone and just float it on the top.
 
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