Foil Diffuser for Sparging
The Phantom Brewer has been quoted in the past saying that Aluminum Foil is duct tape for homebrewers.” This tip comes to us courtesy of Mike Dixon out of North Carolina.
Folks have tried a lot of different devices for evenly distributing their sparge water over the mash bed without causing channeling. There are fancy whirligigs, turned over bowls, colanders and more. By far the simplest and cheapest though comes from Mike, foil. Take a sheet of foil long enough to cover a good portion of the mash bed. Poke a set of holes in the foil. Just set the foil on top of the mash bed and pour your sparge water onto the foil. tpb