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Old 01-08-2007, 07:16 PM   #1
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Ok, so I am looking into AG brewing and I have all the parts to make a Gott style mash tun lauter tun with a slotted copper manifold. The question I have is, would I be better off putting the slots up or down in the cooler? Thanks for any ideas or opinions!

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Old 01-08-2007, 07:17 PM   #2
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In my opinion down. For two reasons, better syphoning (less dead space) and less chance of grain compacting and blocking the slots.


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In my opinion down. For two reasons, better syphoning (less ded space) and less chance of grain compacting and blocking the slots.
I would say that all the literature on AG I've read would agree with you here. Down is the way to go.
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Thanks, guys. Down it shall be!

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R U going to batch sparge?

I would go with steel braid instead. Fly sparge with Manifold.

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I was thinking fly sparging, but I have not settled yet...

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