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Blichmann AutoSparge

Blichmann AutoSparge

Product Review (submitted on March 2, 2012):
I have done many batches and it works just great. Creating a nice slow whirlpool about the bed. I use a March pump and a tee and ball valve before the AutoSparge valve. The ball valve to cut down pressure/flow to Autosparge which stops the valve leakage. Then the other port of the tee is a return line to the HLT. Keeps water in the continuously flowing return loop hot as the flow into mash is low. I maintain about 1" of water above bed. Keeps a perfect level. Another trick is the AutoSparge threads are 1/2" straight and not normal tapered pipe threads. Use the Blichmann quick connects which have matching threads and you get more turns on the AutoSparge then just a few turns using a tapered fitting.