I don't think you need it that long. I use the Coleman Xtreme 70 qt cooler, and started with a braid that was about 2/3 the length of the cooler. Like yours, it got beat up with all the stirring, etc. So I cut it down so it's just longer than the drainage channel at the bottom of the cooler. I haven't noticed any difference in speed of runoff, stuck sparges, etc.