Well, although it won't go as smoothly, it shouldn't be too bad of a problem if you batch sparge. If you fly sparge, it also won't be too much of a problem, but it will be a definite channel so sugar extraction will not be as great. Channels don't matter with batch sparging.
Batch sparging is pretty easy, and you don't need any different equipment. If you want to do that, you can find quick links from Google, or post again and I'll explain it.
To keep yourself from doing it again in the future, if the braid is long, tie it into a big loose knot so that it holds itself on the bottom. If it is short, you can try bending it down a little. Failing that, you can redesign the inside of your bulkhead so that the braid is held into a certain position.
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: What Ale experiment with a friend (10-gallon batch, two fermenters, two yeasts: American Hefeweizen and plain Hefeweizen)Secondary:
NoneBottled Yellow Dog Ale
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