Originally Posted by CaptKiRkLeS
Isn't the whole point of not opening it all the way to keep it from getting stuck? So what difference would it make before or after vorlaufing?
You need to start it slow to keep it from packing down and getting stuck. But once the grain bed is set you can open it up all the way. Supposedly the vorlauf gives it enough time to set up the grain bed.
There are some other factors in play like bed depth, crush, wheat malt, etc...