How Do I Setup A Basic Recirculation Loop on a Infussion Mash Tun?
Once you have that installed, you can either use your main ball valve as your supply feed to your pump, or you can opt for a T-fitting
that installs between the ball valve and mash tun if you plan to leave the recirculation loop intact while you begin the lautering process.
Lastly, since the sparge arm cant be used without keeping the mash tun's lid removed, which isn't ideal because of the heat loss you will experience during a 60 min mash, you will need the recirculation manifold
which gets placed on top of the grain bed inside the mash tun.
Finally, you will need a few connection barbs for everything to link up to tubing. Starting with the outside of the recirculation bulkhead, which requires a 1/2" FPT barb
. On the interior of the recirculation bulkhead, you will require the 1/2" FPT lock nut with 3/8" barb
to connect to the recirculation manifold. Finally, depending on if you plan to use the T-fitting or your ball valve, if you don't already have one, here is a 1/2" MPT barb
for the ball valve.