You're right Denny. It won't make a difference, all the fluid passes through the hole in the wall. Gravity brings it to the bottom of the container. A longer braid may help as far as clogging goes, though, as the grain has a larger surface area to compress. With a short braid or for the sake of arguement just a screen in a fitting in the hole, if the grain is compressed against it, it has a better chance of becoming clogged.