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Old 09-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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The stainless steel braid got pretty mangled in my last batch (also, my first batch in my new tun). Should I be worried about this causing a stuck mash? It doesn't seem very cost-effective to keep replacing these things. I think I may just go with a bazooka screen.

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Old 09-07-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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Mine is worse than that and still works fine. Those things get mangled up pretty bad.

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Old 09-07-2013, 04:29 PM   #3
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I would cut it off shorter I don't think it needs to be that long

Did it get mangled from stirring or the weight of grain?

I have a 5 gallon and 10 gallon round 5 with braid and 10 with kettle screen and no stuck mashes in either although I normally use the 10
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I would cut it off shorter I don't think it needs to be that long

Did it get mangled from stirring or the weight of grain?

I have a 5 gallon and 10 gallon round 5 with braid and 10 with kettle screen and no stuck mashes in either although I normally use the 10
Not sure. Could be either. It did get broken in with 14 lbs of grain on top of it.
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:11 PM   #5
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Based in what AlllenH said above and the fact that its didn't get stuck with 14lbs of wet grain sitting on it already I bet you are fine

Also if you get the kettle screen it was a little too long for my 10 gallon round and had to bend the end of it up to fit if you decide to go that way
Again no expert here just relaying my experiences ! My advice is free and valued at that amount ! Happy brewing !
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #6
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If you end uo replacing your manifold, consider one if these.

http://www.homebrewstuff.com/mash-ma...-qt-igloo.html

I used one for 45 - 50 batches, never had a problem.
They have different sizes for different coolers.

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Old 09-08-2013, 12:46 AM   #7
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Stuff some stainless steel coil springs in it and you'll never have to worry about collapsing braid...

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I guess for my next brew I'll cut it at the crushed part. That should still leave me 9" or so of screen. The springs are a good thought too. If I can find a coupler to go from my 3/8" spigot to a 1/2" bazooka screen I may go that route next. Thanks everyone.
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