Originally Posted by it99
Sorry one more question:
Does grain bed depth matter much if you are just batch sparging??
I think the things i've read they are using fly sparging.
No, grain bed depth doesn't matter in batch sparging. Beer quality won't be affected by either a manifold or braid. I have used a 48 qt. cooler with a braid for 431 batches over 15 years and wouldn't consider anything else.