Room temp Sparging

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Bryan R
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Room temp Sparging

Postby Bryan R » Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:15 pm

Normally I am a no sparge brewer however I threw together a sparge rig to be able to use tap(RO) water directly out of the faucet. Since I have a HERMS I can ramp the HLT to 200f, and then start to sparge( pretty much like a Fly hybrid), and allow the HERMS to heat/keep the mash where it needs to be at mash out.

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I chose that orientation for a reason, this forces the water to go up and make sure the daisy wheel on the Flow meter still spins at any water flow rate.

I have pressure sensors already but I used them to test the Flow meter, and the flow meter is pretty accurate considering it was ~$15 on amazon. A great addition to the brewery if you want an easy way to track water volumes for the brew day.

Video of it in action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90sp1sQAd0U
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Re: Room temp Sparging

Postby Brew4Fun » Sat May 21, 2016 7:38 pm

Are you still doing this sometimes or was this before the extreme low O2 realization? Or do you keep your RO deaerated?
Techbrau
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Re: Room temp Sparging

Postby Techbrau » Sat May 21, 2016 8:27 pm

Way before. Anything on this forum that predates December 2015 is to be taken with a grain of salt :)
If you always do what you've always done, then you'll always get what you've always gotten.
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Re: Room temp Sparging

Postby Brew4Fun » Sat May 21, 2016 9:23 pm

Techbrau wrote:Way before. Anything on this forum that predates December 2015 is to be taken with a grain of salt :)

I thought that might be the case, and good to know about the date cutoff. :tu
Bryan R
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Re: Room temp Sparging

Postby Bryan R » Mon May 23, 2016 7:48 am

Indeed. I still use it to back up my flow sensors as a "manual indicator".

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