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Old 01-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
Dec 2010
Dallas, TX
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I'd like the ability to vorlauf and transfer wort out of my cooler MT with stainless steel braid using a March 809 pump. Is this something that is typically done or is this reserved for those how have a rigid mainfold or false bottoms? I typically batch sparge. The issues I can think of are:

1) Collapsing the braid
2) Channeling thus reducing mash efficiency
3) Stuck sparges

I plan on threading the stainless steel braid with a stainless steel compression spring to reduce the likelihood of collapsing the braid. The other two I believe are related to controlling the flow out of the mash tun. To address this, I plan on installing a ball valve on the outlet port of the pump that will allow me to modulate the flow.

Am I missing anything?

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Old 01-03-2012, 08:38 PM   #2
Nov 2007
Pittsburgh, Butler
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1) The spring won't let the braid collapse.

2) You batch sparge. Who cares about channeling?

3) Start out slow, it should be fine.

I know it just wouldn't be right to kill all the stupid people that we meet, but do you think it would be appropriate to just remove all of the warning labels and let nature take its course?

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