I would highly recommend a copper manifold with slits cut into it. It is not very expensive and kind of fun to build. All you really need is a long piece of copper tubing and some fittings. A tubing cutter in necessary too. They work very well. The stainless steel braid might give you a stuck sparge at times. Plus, they dont pull the wort evenly out of the cooler bottom. They really only act as a filter behind the bulkhead.