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Old 06-11-2012, 07:29 PM   #31
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So we did a BIAB with this bag this weekend, and I have to say it worked great. I love that I can now mash the full volume in my MT/BK. The finer mesh does indeed keep more draff out of the boil, and I'd say there's a minor reduction in flour as well, but nothing huge. The bag is definitely sturdier than the paint strainers, and the drawstring is a big big plus. I find the elastic on the paint strainers wears out after a few uses on the paint strainers and I have to buy a new one. That won't happen with this bag. This bag is also easier to clean- the tighter mesh means that any grain that sticks to the bag rinses right off like a sheet of plastic. Overall, a great bag and I'll recommend it to anyone.

A few things to note, cons of the bigger bag- because the bag is so much larger than the diameter of my pot (I have a tall and skinny 7.5 gallon pot), there is some bunching which can make stirring and squeezing tricky if you don't take the time to carefully arrange the bag before you dough in. I didn't do this and definitely will next time and don't think it will be an issue. Also, I occasionally direct-fire my BIAB for a step mash or some other reason just by heating up the BK and holding the bag slightly off the bottom. This works fine for me, but all the extra material and hanging strings makes this a more complicated proposition.

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Old 06-11-2012, 09:48 PM   #32
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Awesome. I am using it right now for the first time and have a pic of the bag on a cooler in a post on this forum under semi BIAB brewing.

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Old 06-12-2012, 12:11 AM   #33
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Also, I occasionally direct-fire my BIAB for a step mash or some other reason just by heating up the BK and holding the bag slightly off the bottom. This works fine for me, but all the extra material and hanging strings makes this a more complicated proposition.
Can you try rolling the bag down so its less long? Might help.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:20 AM   #34
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Can you try rolling the bag down so its less long? Might help.
Oh, yea, that's definitely necessary, but it's still a handful. Not that you can't do it (I did) but it's just something to consider if that's something you're doing all the time.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:25 AM   #35
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I love my wilserbrewer bag (15 gallon pot). I use a paint strainer for my one gallon batches, but they seem to wear out quickly. I will be ordering 2 more from wilserbrewer but im trying to find a deal on a 5 gallon and a 3 gallon stainless pot. Ive done 5 or 6, 6 to 10 gallon batches with the big bag and it still looks new.

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Old 06-12-2012, 01:11 AM   #36
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Here are a few photos. It fits my 9 gallon kettle in circumference, but is too tall. I just doubled it up on the outside of the pot and used the drawstring to keep it in place. I kept the bag just off the bottom of the pot.



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Old 06-12-2012, 01:39 AM   #37
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Wow, looks like it would be great for my 9 gallon pot. I went the "lazy" route and used unsewn voile curtain. It would be adventageous to have a drawstring to keep the bag off the bottom instead of a colander, which I accidently left in for the boil, that restricts the grains.

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Gentlemen, I just acquired a 11.4g European keg. Once cut I will want the option of doing full volume BIAB, so I wonder if this will fit? I may also contact our good friend WilserBrewer though, too., early stages of project!

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I would say it will probably fit. It's a fair bit wider than my 7.5 gallon pot and about twice as tall.

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I would say it will probably fit. It's a fair bit wider than my 7.5 gallon pot and about twice as tall.
Sounds like a fit then. This keg is only slightly taller than a turkey fryer pot and while wider, it tapers on top and bottom.

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