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Old 02-20-2012, 05:40 PM   #571
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to keep it from melting?
that was at least my thought.
i'm BIAB on my electric stovetop.

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:15 PM   #572
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to keep it from melting?
that was at least my thought.
i'm BIAB on my electric stovetop.
I haven't heard of the bag scorching or melting. If you are heating with your bag in you should stir it while you apply heat. As long as your bag is wet it shouldn't melt or scorch. You can boil water over an open flame in a Styrofoam cup.

If you insulate your kettle well during the mash you shouldn't have to heat much.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:05 PM   #573
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alrighty then! thanks.

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Old 02-21-2012, 12:44 AM   #574
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I do 5 gal full-boil on my electric stove and have never had a problem when I add heat during the mash.

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Old 02-21-2012, 01:00 AM   #575
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I had always used a small cake rack in the bottom of my pot to keep the bag off the bottom. I forgot last time and added some heat during the mash. Sure enough, I scorched the bag and burnt 3 holes in it. Not cool. I've been using the 5 gallon nylon paint strainer bags.

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Old 02-21-2012, 03:18 AM   #576
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If using a voile bag and stirring you should be ok adding heat. . Your mileage may vary using a paint strainer

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Old 02-22-2012, 08:49 PM   #577
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I use a paint strainer bag and a stainless steel fold-out steamer with the central column removed.

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Old 02-22-2012, 11:29 PM   #578
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So lesson learned on what type of material to use. I tried a voile my mother got me. It's the type they use for veils. The mesh was WAY too big and let damn near everything through it. Not good. The second I used was a paint strainer bag. The mesh was MUCH finer and it did a good job. Much better than the veil voile. Then I happened to be stumbling down the curtain aisle at lowes and noticed their voile curtains. Holy crap. The mesh is SO much finer than the paint strainer bags. I used the curtain and it worked AWESOME. At first I thought the mesh would be too fine, but it turns out to hold the double killed grain (flour) quite well.

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Old 02-22-2012, 11:34 PM   #579
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that's the stuff I use.. it's perfect and lets you crush REAL fine

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Old 02-23-2012, 12:30 AM   #580
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Yup. I asked northern fewer.com to double mill my grain and it came milled REALLY fine. Good for them. The curtain voile held it all. Definitely use it. At $8.99 for a single curtain it's a steal.

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