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BeerCanuck 01-17-2008 02:22 AM

Primary Pale Liner (BeerInBag)
 
I was reading over some general threads regarding sanitation.
One huge time saver that I use to save on cleaning/sanition time is a primary pale liner (26" X 36 " clear extra strong bags) ;
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...ucketsmall.jpg

The cleaning of the pale is simplified immensely by removing liner after racking.The used beer bag does nicely as the primary garbage bag going to curb.

Just wondering if I am the only one using this technique?


Cheers
BeerCanuck

wilserbrewer 01-17-2008 02:26 AM

I would love to try this but am not sure where to get the liners. My local BOP LHBS does this w/ their 15 gal batches. If you have asource for liners please share.
Mike

BeerCanuck 01-17-2008 02:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wilserbrewer
I would love to try this but am not sure where to get the liners. My local BOP LHBS does this w/ their 15 gal batches. If you have asource for liners please share.
Mike

I believe that my pales are approximately 15 gallons.
I buy the bags from a janitorial supply store :)
The cool thing with the clear bag is that I can see the beer level through the bucket while racking without even taking off the lid.

Cheers
BeerCanuck

Nurmey 01-17-2008 03:09 AM

Just an FYI. Only use clear bags, dark plastic liners are not food safe.

FlyGuy 01-17-2008 03:30 AM

I see these liner bags are catching on with winemakers. You might try a wine-making supply store for them.

boo boo 01-17-2008 10:02 AM

It is a good idea if those bags are indeed food safe.

BeerCanuck 01-17-2008 11:57 AM

The Beer Bags were recommended by one of my favorite LHBS;
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/.../Beer_Bags.jpg

He also set me up on the pales/lids/lock seals and source for bags. This is the method he uses and he is one fine brewer.

ps. For the last 3 months using this method I have had no off flavors in the beer due to the bag using this technique.

Cheers
BeerCanuck

AiredAle 01-28-2008 05:15 PM

Chances are very high those trash bags are made using food grade ingredients, since most polyethylene resin suppliers and compounders don't let any non-food grade ingredients into their plants. This is so they don't have to worry about cross-contaminating a food grade resin with ingredients that aren't food grade. They don't know or care if the final resin goes into sandwich bags or trash bags.

I would use the bag in the post and not worry.

john from dc 01-28-2008 05:23 PM

this may be a dumb question but do you sanitize these bags?

BeerCanuck 01-28-2008 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by john from dc
this may be a dumb question but do you sanitize these bags?

I lightly clean and sanitize the plastic pale after use but the bags I don't bother with.

Cheers
BeerCanuck


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