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The Ultimate Sparge Arm
BE950

The Ultimate Sparge Arm

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Description

MoreBeer!'s Patent Pending sparge arm design is the perfect addition to almost any all grain setup! This sparge arm assembly is made completely of stainless steel and silicone, and has two adjustment points. One of these will help to hold the sparge arm against your kettle, while the other allows you to move the sparge arm up or down inside the kettle to accommodate different amounts of grain. These adjustment knobs are very easy to hand tighten and loosen, meaning no tools are necessary. Excellent for sparging as well as recirculating your mash in a RIMS or HERMS system!

To use, simply install on your kettle wall, tighten down the red stopper to hold the sparge arm in place, adjust the height of the bottom disc to be right above your grain bed but below the mash tun's water level, and adjust the flow level using the included ball valve. This unit will not include a barb or quick disconnect on the inlet of the ball valve, as every brewery is different. Please choose an inlet attachment from the sparge arms recommended items. Note - This sparge arm will not fit on most coolers. Make sure to check out the video in the video tab below.
 

Features

  • 100% stainless and silicone construction
  • Two adjustment knobs make it extremely universal
  • Included ball valve allows you to increase or decrease the flow rate during sparge or recirculation
  • Included check ball will prevent back flow
  • Can adjust from the top of your kettle to 12-13 inches down into your kettle
  • A single, large diameter outlet port trickles onto a stainless disc, which distributes sparge water gently and evenly. This port is also much easier to flush out and keep clean than many other sparge assemblies with multiple small holes that grain gets stuck in during recirculation
  • Stainless tube measures 18.5" from the top to the bend, and 8.5" from the bottom to the center of the distribution disc.
  • Can be mounted on a lip that is up to 7/8" wide
  • Has a 1/2" FPT ball valve
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Item # BE950
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 4 LBS
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Recommended by Dan Leonard at Elst Brewing
Mark J on Nov 20, 2019
better efficiency
Christopher W on Aug 29, 2019
Recommended by Dan Leonard at Elst Brewing
Mark J on Nov 20, 2019
upgrading my sparge and recirculation system
Kirby D on Oct 22, 2019
better efficiency
Christopher W on Aug 29, 2019
I have them in the past good quality
John H on Aug 28, 2019
Already use it at another brewery. It's amazing!
build new brew stand, up grading whole system
danny w on Jun 22, 2019
Arm had good reviews and I need better sparge arm
Audie S on Apr 29, 2019
Good reviews
Tilden C B on Mar 22, 2019
Reviewed online
Robert S on Dec 17, 2018
Adaptable to different mash tuns
Gregory S S on Nov 30, 2018
My experience says sparging is so important. I wanted to get the best piece of equipment I could
Mel I on Nov 17, 2018
Improve sparge efficiency
Keith M on Nov 17, 2018
Top shelf construction
Chris B on Nov 17, 2018
I don't like my SS brewtech sparge army
Chase R on Oct 17, 2018
making a beer
John T on Sep 22, 2018
Solid and well thought out design.
Nathan M on Sep 3, 2018
Ive seen it used
Mic B on Aug 22, 2018
Great design!
Alan J on Aug 22, 2018
This is the only sane high-end sparge-arm design I've ever seen.
Tyler C on Jun 4, 2018
I recently bought a new mash tun and needed a new sparge method
Michael K on Apr 26, 2018
After seeing the reviews I decided this was the perfect addition to my HERMS.
Ben H on Apr 25, 2018
It looks useful
Merrick E on Mar 16, 2018
A birthday gift requested by my son
Donald E S on Feb 2, 2018
Saw the reviews
upgrading my sparge and recirculation system
Kirby D on Oct 22, 2019
I have them in the past good quality
John H on Aug 28, 2019
I have a 20 gallon mash tun, will this reach the center of the pot?
Michael Brierley on Dec 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have a 20 gal. Blickman mashton and the ultimate sparge arm reaches the center of the of the pot just fine. Plus I cocistantly get 75-80 per cent efficiency. While they are kind of pricey I think it was well worth the investment.
Karl
Will this work with my 10 gallon brew built mash tun? It looks like it is made for a much larger diameter pot???
Philip Mountain on Aug 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It does work with a 10 gallon brew built mash tun, but the sparge will be offset to the side, rather than in the middle of the pot.
Reviews

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If you want a proper circulation this equipment is legit. Especially useful in my Rims system.
March 14, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Works exactly as it should. Heavy duty
March 3, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Very robust design - easy to use.
Constructed very well and the features are nice. Awkward to store when not being used. There’s a lot less expensive ways to sparge, but this one looks pretty sharp on your system.
July 3, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Only okay
Brewed with the unit twice now and although I like the idea of it, it is overpriced for the functionality. There are considerably more and cheaper options to get the same job done.
Purchased for my horizontal keggle system because I didn't want to drill more holes in my tun.
My sparge arm has a slightly warped plate that doesn't allow for level dispersement of water. This probably would be less noticeable if it mounted to a keggle better. Ihave not experienced channeling issues because of it but given the price I'd expect a higher quality.
May 23, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Works great with malted rice and malted millet
Works great for recirculating gluten free grains. The inside of the tube has no restrictions so it is easy for the smaller milled gf grains to pass through without getting stuck.
February 27, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Increased efficiency
By recirculating my temperatures are much more even throughout the mash.
February 19, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Great addition to my brew setop.
Great addition to my brew setup. I married this to a chugger pump for continuous mash recirculation.
February 15, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Works well
I replaced two separate copper items with the sparge arm: a sparge loop and a copper wort return apparatus, both of which I constructed many years ago. To fit my Sanke keg, I had to remove a notch from the top chime of the keg. And notch the top of the keg to allow the sparge arm to drop all the down and to secure tight against the side of the keg. The return is not centered in the keg but is only off an inch or so. It performed well in the one batch I've done with it so far. Only change I would recommend would be a larger knurled nut so you could really crank it tight against the keg to keep the entire arm from shifting. The notch I made to hold it, however, keeps it secure.
January 23, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Well built
Sparge arm construction appears to be very durable and should last a long time. Works well with no issues. As mentioned in a previous review one design improvement would be to make it adjustable in the horizontal access so that it is more centered in a 10 gal kettle, but this is a minor issue,
April 25, 2017
Perfect if your technique matches description
The technique you have to apply to this is the one they give in the description: You should have about 2" of sparge water sitting on top of the grain bed, and position the "shower head" level with or submerged in the layer of clear sparge water. After a few minutes that clear water level forms on top of the grain bed, and the grain bed will hold it there and let it seep through slowly. The sparge arm will keep adding water to maintain that level, and it covers the whole grain bed only because the top of the grain bed is flooded. I have figured this out with lots of trials and by tracking efficiency. The ultimate sparge arm does not do well what most people imagine for fly sparging: sprinkle water over the top of the whole grain bed at the same rate it seeps through. The flow rate is very controllable, but it will not spread water out over the entire top surface of a grain bed (unless you blast it) *I always have a 10 gallon batch with a large grain bed. Maybe with a smaller grain bed it won't hold a layer of sparge water on top as well?--I don't know. I love the sparge arm because of its consistency: the rate is highly adjustable down to a crazy slow trickle, because it won't move at all unless I make it move, because it won't clog, and because it deposits water so softly that you can use this method successfully, without washing large tunnels into the grain bed. Also for cleanup, I rinse the kettle and the sparge arm and then recirculate PBW water through the setup at high flow with the ultimate sparge arm (USA); this way it rinses does the sides of the kettle and helps a little more with clean up.
I don't regret the purchase, but if you learn to do this sparging technique effectively, however, you'll realize there are cheaper ways (1/3 the cost or less) to do the same--something I had wondered about and can now say is probably true.
April 15, 2017