from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A vessel with a perforated cover for sprinkling a liquid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vessel with a perforated cover, for sprinkling with a liquid; a sprinkler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sprinkler; usually, a cup with a perforated lid, or a pipe with a perforated nozle, used for damping paper, clothes, etc.
- n. In brewing, a perforated cylinder, or a series of disks, for discharging hot water in a fine shower over grain falling into a mash-tub.
The common central vessel from which the sparge-arms radiate is mounted in such a manner that it rotates automatically when a stream of water is admitted, so that a constant fine spray covers the whole tun when the sparger is in operation.
The mash-tun is also provided with a stirring apparatus (the _rakes_) so that the grist and liquor may be intimately mixed (D), and an automatic sprinkler, the _sparger_ (fig. 2, B, and fig. 3), which is employed in order to wash out the wort remaining in the grains.
After this, "taps are set" -- _i. e._ communication is established between the mash-tun and the vessel into which the wort runs -- and the sparger is started.
The quick-change sparger is configured with an adapter that allows easy assembly to the mating sparger tip and easy removal for replacement after each batch.
The sparger tip can also be cleaned externally, utilising a number of methods including ultrasonic cleaning or detergent and water flush.
Mott will be featuring a quick-change sparger design that reduces the time it takes to replace sparger elements in bioreactors and fermentors.
All hardware and control panels are available, and other components are disposable, including the sparger systems, filters, impellers, and bearing assemblies.