Phil's Sparge arm instead of RIMS return manifold?

Phil's Sparge arm instead of RIMS return manifold?

Post by Rob » Fri, 11 Jun 1999 04:00:00



In my conversion to RIMS, I was going to take my copper manifold left
over from my mash tun/cooler and recycle it into my RIMS return
manifold.

But I also have two Phil's Sparge Arms I won't be using.  Would these
make good return manifolds?  Obviously, they will loose some heat since
they spray into the air.

Comments?

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Phil's Sparge arm instead of RIMS return manifold?

Post by Bill Howar » Fri, 11 Jun 1999 04:00:00


I wouldn't suggest using them if they are going to spray into the air.  It's
an easy way to get hotside aeration.  Maybe they'd be usable if you could
put the arm beneath the water liquid level of the wort, but the holes in the
sparge arm are pretty tiny, and could get clogged by the draff in the
system.

Good luck,

Bill


Quote:
> In my conversion to RIMS, I was going to take my copper manifold left
> over from my mash tun/cooler and recycle it into my RIMS return
> manifold.

> But I also have two Phil's Sparge Arms I won't be using.  Would these
> make good return manifolds?  Obviously, they will loose some heat since
> they spray into the air.

> Comments?

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> Share what you know. Learn what you don't.


 
 
 

Phil's Sparge arm instead of RIMS return manifold?

Post by Ro » Fri, 11 Jun 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
> I wouldn't suggest using them if they are going to spray into the air.  It's
> an easy way to get hotside aeration.  Maybe they'd be usable if you could
> put the arm beneath the water liquid level of the wort, but the holes in the
> sparge arm are pretty tiny, and could get clogged by the draff in the
> system.

Sure enough, that's two things I hadn't though of.  Looks like I'll skip
that idea.