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Old 05-25-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default MLT manifold question - (holes up or down?)

I have seen this topic before, but can't seem to find it. My question is this: should you position the holes of your manifold up or down? I have read on various sights, and some say up, and some say down. Which is better?

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Old 05-25-2008, 05:13 PM   #2
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I think that is personal preference. People brew with manifolds both ways and enjoy good results from it. What type of sparging do you do batch or fly?

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Old 05-25-2008, 05:58 PM   #3
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You want them facing down. If you put the holes facing up your syphon will break at that point (leaving a lot of liquor in the tun) and you run a big risk of the weight of the grain plugging up the holes.

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Batch for now, maybe attempt fly sparging after I get a little more AG brewing under my belt.

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You want them facing down. If you put the holes facing up your syphon will break at that point (leaving a lot of liquor in the tun) and you run a big risk of the weight of the grain plugging up the holes.
I agree. This make sense to me. Especially if you have a big cooler you will waste a lot of wort.
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down seems to make more sense, but you can dry fit the pipes, twist them and experiment with both configurations

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I've never read a good reason for facing them up

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