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Anyone use a Lauter Grant?
  • ThymThym
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    This isn't a very common piece of equipment in the homebrewers arsenal from what I can tell. I'm wondering if anyone uses one.

    If you do, is it something you built or did you buy a pre-fabricated grant?

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  • ceanntceannt
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    Nope .... don't use one
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  • ThymThym
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    Anyone?
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    nope.
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  • C_BC_B
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    I do not. But I think I'd like to. I like the idea of letting the lauter tun drain as opposed to pulling the wort out. However, a ton of homebrewers hook their pump straight to the MLT without any problems.... And if using a march or chugger pump like most homebrews they won't create suction anyway... So if I do implement one it'll probably be because I want to make my equipment more complicated.
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  • JerryJerry
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    seems unnecessary for most situations, and so simple that you'd just call it "that bucket", rather than a Lauter Grant. But I guess if you really must you can drain you maischbottich into a lauter grant.
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  • ThymThym
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    C_dubbs said:

    I do not. But I think I'd like to. I like the idea of letting the lauter tun drain as opposed to pulling the wort out. However, a ton of homebrewers hook their pump straight to the MLT without any problems.... And if using a march or chugger pump like most homebrews they won't create suction anyway... So if I do implement one it'll probably be because I want to make my equipment more complicated.



    It's a misconception the a running chugger or march does not create suction. They do in fact generate negative pressure when running. While it's true they are not self priming, once they are primed they do move fluid with suction on the inlet.
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  • C_BC_B
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    Lakewood said:

    C_dubbs said:

    I do not. But I think I'd like to. I like the idea of letting the lauter tun drain as opposed to pulling the wort out. However, a ton of homebrewers hook their pump straight to the MLT without any problems.... And if using a march or chugger pump like most homebrews they won't create suction anyway... So if I do implement one it'll probably be because I want to make my equipment more complicated.



    It's a misconception the a running chugger or march does not create suction. They do in fact generate negative pressure when running. While it's true they are not self priming, once they are primed they do move fluid with suction on the inlet.


    I stand corrected. I should have put more thought into that post.
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  • ThymThym
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    I've seen that statement on other forums too, so I don't assume it's just you. It just a confusion between the ability to self prime and generate suction.
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