Originally Posted by EllisTX
I just did my second BIAB and have had over 70% effeciency both times. I do have a pulley set up and I makes things a lot easier.
Alton Brown has a pulley setup that may work for those of us who can't or don't want to permanently attach pulleys to ceilings. In season 10, he did an episode called "Fry Turkey Fry" and built a rig off of his aluminum (I think) ladder that would accept a pulley system along with a cleat to lock the grain bag in place above the brew kettle. It seems to work well and is adjustable in position so you can make sure you don't get any swing or motion when lifting it out of the brew pot. I'd trust the set up to hold at least 40 lbs when using a sst bucket like Seven did, if your mounting is secure enough, with some decent sized bolts.
I'm going to try this method out when I do my first BIAB, but I need a fermy chamber built before this so it'll probably be a few months.
Great advice though!