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Old 12-10-2007, 12:31 AM   #1
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I just brewed with a muslin hop bag for the first time and I was wondering if I can re-use it. The material soaked-up a lot of the wort and when I cleaned it out, there was a lot of little debris that was very difficult to clean out of the bag. I spent a good five or ten minutes on each bag soaking it in cold water and squeezing out the liquid, but I fear there is still some wort and debris in the bags. Can I re-use these or do I need to buy new ones each time? If so, are the nylon bags worth the investment?

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Old 12-10-2007, 01:15 AM   #2
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Ya know, I'm brand new here, but I think I can answer that.

I read today that the nylon bags are what you reuse, and not the muslin. If I read that on this forum or not I cannot remember, but it did mention something about using the muslin bags 1-3 times.

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Old 12-10-2007, 03:07 AM   #3
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screw muslins!!


wait............

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Old 12-10-2007, 03:10 AM   #4
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go to your local hardware store and ask for paint filter bags (1gallon size)
they are reusable if nylon

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Old 12-10-2007, 03:36 AM   #5
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I like the muslin bags, I cut them in half and put my two hop additions in them and toss the whole works in the trash when I am done, no more trying to rise green goop out of the nasty old nylon bags anymore.
Total cost is like $0.50 per 10g brew

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Old 12-10-2007, 12:40 PM   #6
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Quote:
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screw muslins!!


wait............
some how I think a connection was made..... VF!
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Why would you even need to re-use one of those cheap bags. They cost all of $.40 at my local place and to clean would take more labor and water to rinse than they are worth.

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