The optional side perforation blocker they now offer for the 10.5 gallon unit does not limit anything that the Anvil is capable of doing.Probably a simple answer to this question, but it’s been a long 4 weeks with 3 teenagers stuck at home due the current state of affairs. So, Anvil has a mash pipe cover now (and some have made there own). Why, when covering the side can you only do session or lesser volume batches? What am I missing? I assume something obvious. Thanks in advance.
The intent of the side perforations in the mash basket was to relieve some of the downward pressure on the grain bed during recirculation of the wort and thus to help avoid getting a stuck mash. By doing so, it made it more likely, when making smaller batches, that the wort flow would be able to bypass the grain bed resulting in very poor extraction. The blocker reduces this risk.