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Old 05-14-2011, 02:02 AM   #1
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Just made a mash tun with copper manifold in a 48 Qt Coleman rectangular cooler. I ran a test batch of water through and because the drain is above the manifold there was little over a gallon of water left in the cooler. Is this a problem and if so any suggestions for a fix?

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Old 05-14-2011, 02:03 AM   #2
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Just made a mash tun with copper manifold in a 48 Qt Coleman rectangular cooler. I ran a test batch of water through and because the drain is above the manifold there was little over a gallon of water left in the cooler. Is this a problem and if so any suggestions for a fix?
Did you have a hose on the spigot? If that drops lower than the manifold, you should be good.
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:10 AM   #3
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I'll try that. Thanks. And should the slits in the manifold be facing down or up?

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The slits should be down to create a siphon to plug wort out.

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