Originally Posted by ne0t0ky0
I've done BIAB batches with up to 22 lbs of grain 6 gal batch and I lift that out if the keggle with just the bag. Hardest part is fitting the bag through the opening.
Yes. The reason I bought a steamer basket and recut the top of my keggle was so I could uniformly lift the bag out. I constantly had issues with the bag getting caught/stuck/dragging against my brew pot. Furthermore, it was difficult/irritiating/hot to grab a bag full of 170 degree grain and squeeze/move it.
So I love BIAB because of the simplicty of the system and the time I save- I added a steamer basket to resolve the shapeless bag issue.
Food for thought.