Originally Posted by petep1980
Complete nood to AG question. How do you keep from clogging the drain in the MT with grain?
That particular 5 gallon MLT has the http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/chea...version-23008/
on it. It's basically the stainless braid from a toilet or sink water supply line, and a through-wall bulkhead, connected to a ball valve.
I also have a 60 quart rectangular cooler for the big brews. The large cooler uses a CPVC manifold with lots of little holes in it. Either type of lauter manifold works fine, as long as you batch sparge. For fly sparging, the braid manifold is reported to be less effective.