I'm in a different country for some time, trying to keep my all-grain brewing active. In the US, I had a converted cooler with a stainless steal braid and copper tubing where the water spigot was. I brought my braid because it was a pain to make, but I have found that none of the coolers here are equipped with spigots. I was thinking of using a cooler, nonetheless, and had an idea about how to proceed:
What I'd like to do is attach the steel braid as a filter to the end of some vinyl tubing, keep it at the bottom of the grain, then run the tubing out of the cooler during the run off period. I will have to suck on the tube to get the suction going, but to my knowledge there is nothing really wrong about this approach except for the fact that it isn't convenient and therefore probably a bad long-term solution. Anyone have experience with such an approach?