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jbabler 04-03-2008 06:56 PM

Burning a hole in my grain bag? Help
What do you guys do to avoid burning a hole in your grain sock?

missing link 04-03-2008 07:06 PM

where is the heat coming from that is burning the hole? I've never had a problem with burning or melting a grain sock

CatchinZs 04-03-2008 07:15 PM

Are we talking the bag you steep grain in or the 55# sack?

If it's steepted grain...then you can try an nylon bag. Get a nylon paint strainer from Lowes.
There used to strain five gallon buckets of paint. It shouldn't melt even in direct contact with the bottom of the pot.

If it's the sack then move it away from the fire.... :)

pbnjonny 04-03-2008 07:49 PM

when I steep grains I always tie the bag off to the handle of the pot with some twine, just enough so that all the grain was submerged but the twine didn't hang into the liquid at all. avoids any scorching on the bottom of the pot and its easier to fish out, just pull the twine up.

david_42 04-03-2008 07:57 PM

Been there. Shut the heat off before you put the sock in the water.

DeathBrewer 04-03-2008 07:57 PM

don't wear the socks first.

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