homemade sparge arm...

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homemade sparge arm...

Postby arkiteqt » Thu Dec 27, 2001 2:18 pm

Ok, I have never used a sparge arm before. I just let my boiler trickle into my lauter tun and run down the edge. I don't like doing it this way so I was thinking of making a sparge arm out of some left-over copper tubing. If I bent it into an "L" shape and drilled some 1/16" holes I could controll the flow w/ the ball valve on my boiler, therefore reducing the chances of the flow of sparge water cutting through my grain bed. Does that sound like it would work?
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coiled arm

Postby Freon12 » Mon Jan 14, 2002 3:46 am

Take a look at the design at St.pats.com. It is a copper tube bend like a flat coil. I personnaly have found that a coffee can lid in the center keeps the water from cutting through and works just as well if you recirculate the first 2 qts.
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