We developed this product in collaboration with MattMill.
We saw the MattMill Läuterhexe and really liked the product, except for the standard tee-fitting that was used. On all of our kettle inlets and outlets, we had those nice face sealing fittings with integrated O-ring. The mash tun should be no exception! So we decided to design a custom tee for the Läuterhexe to screw into: a shiny and easy to clean fitting, with our trusted face sealing O-ring groove. We now buy the Läuterhexe from Mattmill and combine it with our own tee.
The LäuterHexe is a German invention, and it is a brilliant new way to filter wort. Filtering is achieved by the slits in the spiral: when the spiral is bent, small slits are created between the wires. The degree of filtering depends on the bending radius: a larger radius fill results in finer filtering.
The Läuterhexe is very easy to use: you can dump your grains right onto the spiral. When mashing is done, you just unscrew the spiral from the tee and rinse it off. You can even put it in the dishwasher. Clean up has never been so easy.
We now ship a 3-legged claw with the Lauterhexe to help you create more bends and open up the filter. This really helps flow in bigger kettles.
We recommend the 120cm version in kettles up to 35cm diameter and the 175cm version in bigger kettles.