Originally Posted by mfp03001
Ok thanks I could pretty easily add one more in the middle for next time. I have extra hose still just have to replace my 3 way with a four way fitting.
If you are batch sparging, that is totally unnecessary. Channelization and uneven drainage are only an issue if you fly sparge. Such issues are largely irrelevant if you batch sparge (in fact, I suspect that channelizing is a GOOD thing if you batch sparge).
Anyways, to answer your original question, your problem was with your process not your equipment. Spend a bit more time lautering and allowing your wort to clear (i.e. vorlauf) and that will eliminate the grain material in your fermenter.