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Old 12-18-2013, 11:39 PM   #1
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Default What bag does everyone use for BIAB?

Hello everyone

Making the jump from extract to biab starting January 1. I will be converting a old keg into a kettle to use, but I am looking for suggestion as to what bag to use.

I know a forum member makes bags, or paint strainer bags, or morebeer sells a 29 inch bag. Or does everyone just whip out the old sewing machine?

Any help is appreciated, can't wait to start biab

(First recipient is gonna be a rye IPA)

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Old 12-18-2013, 11:44 PM   #2
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I picked up one of these a couple months ago. I've brewed 5 batches with it and could not be happier.

http://www.bagbrewer.com/index.html

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I went the same as gtmaus, of course it cost more money. I love mine.

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When I was doing biab I would just get some paint strainer bags from Home Depot

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I cut a 12" hole on my keggle. I can tell you that it needs to be tapered.

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I picked up one of these a couple months ago. I've brewed 5 batches with it and could not be happier.

http://www.bagbrewer.com/index.html
I've purchased a bag from the same site. This bag is very well constructed and has worked perfectly for several BIAB brew sessions, including some with 30+ lb grain bills. I also received it rapidly (about 2 days) after ordering it. You simply provide the diameter of your kettle. Mine fits my 20 gallon kettle very nicely.
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I use a bag from Wilserbrewer. Have been able to do 27 lb of gain in my keggle with the pulley. I think I could do larger grain batches were I to open the keggle more and improve my hoisting method. This is doing a dunk sparge for ten gallon batches.

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I made mine from Walmart voile. I sewed my first (for a 5 gal kettle) by hand, only took 45 mins or so. My wife made 2 bags for my 10 gal pot on the sewing machine, took her maybe 15 mins. I stuck some parachute chord through the hem on the curtain to use as a pull string. I'd suggest just doing it yourself.

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I can't recommend a custom bag from Wilserbrewer enough. It's a great quality, great fitting bag at a VERY reasonable price and fast delivery. I absolutely love mine

The paint strainer bags are a good option for smaller batches but for a 5 gallon batch in a big kettle they just don't cut it

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