After taking up a couple of pages in the Guten thread thought it to be a good idea for the Lauter Helix to have its own thread. Posted by MBB. Posted Yesterday at 2:32 PM WEAL,fitted my helix today using an elbow and an end cover, would not fit under the tap so its ok to go over the top? Makes no difference if you are using it as a pick up as well as a filter the wort should drain down to the top of the helix. Everyone else who has a screwed fitting, the silicone washers finally arrived and they were posted out last Friday.