Ultimate Sparge Arm on a Keggle?

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Ultimate Sparge Arm on a Keggle?

Post by thatleetboy » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:55 am

Has anyone tried to mount a newer More Beer Ultimate Sparge Arm on a Keggle?

I'm concerned that it is designed to only fit over the narrow wall of a standard pot. MoreBeer advises me that "The sparge arm may fit around the neck of the keggle, but it depends on how wide a hole you cut on the top of the keg. In some cases I have seen customers have to cut an inlet into the neck so they can fit the sparge arm onto the kettle.". I am not sure whether to do this, or have the mounting plate modified.

I am curious as to whether anyone else has tried doing this, if there are solutions you can share... Pictures would also help.


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Re: Ultimate Sparge Arm on a Keggle?

Post by Brewtime » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:39 am

thatleetboy wrote:Has anyone tried to mount a newer More Beer Ultimate Sparge Arm on a Keggle?

I'm concerned that it is designed to only fit over the narrow wall of a standard pot. MoreBeer advises me that "The sparge arm may fit around the neck of the keggle, but it depends on how wide a hole you cut on the top of the keg. In some cases I have seen customers have to cut an inlet into the neck so they can fit the sparge arm onto the kettle.". I am not sure whether to do this, or have the mounting plate modified.

I am curious as to whether anyone else has tried doing this, if there are solutions you can share... Pictures would also help.


Thanks.
I had emailed More Beer about this topic. The told me it can be done but there is some modification that needs to be done to the Keg.
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Re: Ultimate Sparge Arm on a Keggle?

Post by Mike_ » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:51 am

why not use something like this

http://www.loc-line.com/quarter-inch.php

I saw this in the video I posted and was like DUH that's a really good Idea for Sparge arm. You can position it in any way needed

Go to the 3:38 min marker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtRK8vQVcfM


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Re: Ultimate Sparge Arm on a Keggle?

Post by pclemon » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:58 am

I don't see why you couldn't just weld a tab to the edge of the keggle that would acomodate the sparge arm.
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Re: Ultimate Sparge Arm on a Keggle?

Post by Brewtime » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:48 am

Mike_ wrote:why not use something like this

http://www.loc-line.com/quarter-inch.php

I saw this in the video I posted and was like DUH that's a really good Idea for Sparge arm. You can position it in any way needed

Go to the 3:38 min marker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtRK8vQVcfM


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1/2" Blue Loc-Line (4):
1/2" Orange Circular Nozzle Assembly (1):
1/2" NPT Male Connectors (1):
1/2" Assembly Pliers (1):
I use the same thing
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Re: Ultimate Sparge Arm on a Keggle?

Post by pclemon » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:52 am

Brewtime wrote: I use the same thing
I never even thought of using something like this and have never been very happy with my current sparge set-up. A couple of questions:

Any issues with running hot water through it?

How rigid are the connections?
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Re: Ultimate Sparge Arm on a Keggle?

Post by Brewtime » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:21 pm

pclemon wrote:
Brewtime wrote: I use the same thing
I never even thought of using something like this and have never been very happy with my current sparge set-up. A couple of questions:

Any issues with running hot water through it?

How rigid are the connections?
No issues with running hot water though it very rigid bedt part you can add/remove links to get the size you need.
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Re: Ultimate Sparge Arm on a Keggle?

Post by ScubaSteve51 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:43 pm

The problem with the loc-line with little nozzles is that it clogs with grain if you use it to recirc. It works great for strictly sparging with water, though.


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