I am converting a Sanke to a Mashtun and I was going over the options of false bottoms and manifolds I was wondering if I could just design a copper manifold that would go in a circle around the bottom of the tun and then have a center piece that would run along the bottom of the keg to pick up the wort that would obviously settle in the middle?
The design would be basically be like this
but with a middle piece that would dip into the low area of the keg to ensure that there is less dead space.
FWIW, I batch sparge, but I would like to eventually be able fly sparge as well...
Cold Desert Brewing Company
On Tap: Berlinner Weiss (still...lol), Dickson County Pale, Evil Twin Clone (Hoppy Amber)
Fermenting: McFearless IPA (Apollo/Summit Hop Monster!)
Cold Conditioning: English Pale Ale (Yorkshire Square yeast)
In the queue: Munich Helles, Standard American Lager (My Fizzy, yella beer try), APA (10g split batch using diff yeast), ABA (Hoppy 7-8%, Imperial Janets Brown??? maybe), Saison (using WLP670 American Farmhouse), Terrapin Hop Karma Brown IPA Clone