Originally Posted by DPDISXR4Ti
Invariably I tend to make bigger beers, and every time I go to use my Phil's Sparger sprinkler assembly I find that I can't because the grain sits too high in the container - the sprinkler arms bottom-out against the grain. I end up having to do low-tech, slow pour over the grains instead.
I'm sure someone else has run into this - anyone found a suitable container which is the same diameter, yet taller?
Long ago, back when I was using a Phil's rotating sparge arm this would occasionally happen to me as well. I discovered that it works just fine, if not better, when it's slightly submerged. IOW, don't worry about it if it's a little below the surface of the mash liquid. I don't know what you are using as a MT right now, but if you don't have sufficient capacity, I would simply buy a lager vessel. Don't worry if the sparge arm is not turning. IMO it doesn't make any difference in the performance. You could also reduce your water to grain ratio a bit. I've done that more than a few times when I was maxing out my MT capacity.