Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Cheese Cloth for Easy Clean Up?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-29-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
ApothecaryBrewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 485
Liked 30 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Cheese Cloth for Easy Clean Up?

So I was just thinking about how much i hate cleaning the grain out of my braid and tun when the mash is over and then I had this idea.

What if I buy a large swatch of cheese cloth and line my tun with it, even though I have a braid in the bottom.

By doing this, I could potentially just lift the whole cloth out and dump it then wash down the tun with out having to worry about all the grain particles in the braid and such.

So, thoughts on this? Has anyone tried it? Anyone have a better idea? I am just trying to make mashing cleaner and easier to clean up since I do 5 gallon batches in my kitchen and would like to shorten and alleviate my cleaning times.

__________________
Brewpothecary
ApothecaryBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,974
Liked 431 Times on 352 Posts
Likes Given: 60

Default

Do a search for BIAB -- Brew In A Bag

Tons of threads here for essentially the same concept, instead it removes a step. Instead of putting the bag in a cooler (which also works just fine) you put the bag directly in the pot and then just pull it out when the mash is done.

__________________
weirdboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
ApothecaryBrewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 485
Liked 30 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

But I went through all the trouble of making a mash tun... I would hate for it to go to waste

__________________
Brewpothecary
ApothecaryBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2013, 08:03 PM   #4
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,974
Liked 431 Times on 352 Posts
Likes Given: 60

Default

Well for cleanup on a stainless steel braid, I recommend spraying it with a hose. That always works for me.


And you CAN put a bag in your mash tun, but if you're doing that then I don't see the point in keeping the braid there, really. You can also wrap your braid in cheesecloth, but then you have to clean the cheese cloth instead.

__________________
weirdboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2013, 08:17 PM   #5
mikescooling
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,818
Liked 224 Times on 172 Posts
Likes Given: 205

Default

Cheese Cloth clogs easy, I tried to make hop bags that didn't work. Try the pain strainer bags.

__________________
mikescooling is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2013, 08:33 PM   #6
Hanglow
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Glasgow, UK
Posts: 108
Liked 30 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I do this, I have a two or three meter strip of muslin that I double up and put in my 32litre cool box/mashtun. I initially got it for BIAB but I only did one or two of them before using a separate larger mash tun.

You do have to clean it of course, but I just hang it up on my washing line and blast it with the garden hose then let it dry, that seems to do the trick and only takes a few minutes. Unless you plan to throw it out but that seems like a waste to me, cheesecloth/muslin should last years of reuse

edit - I should say I only do this as I don't have a copper or SS manifold, I just use a raised wire mesh on the bottom, so the bag is essential for me. I'm too lazy to properly convert the cooler to a proper mash tun

__________________
Hanglow is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2013, 08:40 PM   #7
mikeysab
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 27 reviews
 
mikeysab's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: staten island
Posts: 4,347
Liked 471 Times on 371 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Dont lie....you got the idea from this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBEw...e_gdata_player

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper
We be in a big hurry for dope beer with much alcamahol and flavor, quality, balance, and aroma don't matter.
Mikeysab on untappd.
mikeysab is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2013, 08:44 PM   #8
ApothecaryBrewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 485
Liked 30 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

HAHA absolutely... I ain't gonna scoop it if I don't have to.

__________________
Brewpothecary
ApothecaryBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2013, 08:50 PM   #9
mikeysab
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 27 reviews
 
mikeysab's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: staten island
Posts: 4,347
Liked 471 Times on 371 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

At least you didnt have an idea like this one.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000GF0X38

I have an elderly neighbor who had no idea she had to clean that thing out once in awhile. I had to clean out caked on litter after the motor burned out cuz it couldnt spin anymore.

On topic....look into biab

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper
We be in a big hurry for dope beer with much alcamahol and flavor, quality, balance, and aroma don't matter.
Mikeysab on untappd.
mikeysab is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2013, 08:52 PM   #10
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,974
Liked 431 Times on 352 Posts
Likes Given: 60

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeysab View Post
At least you didnt have an idea like this one.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000GF0X38

I have an elderly neighbor who had no idea she had to clean that thing out once in awhile. I had to clean out caked on litter after the motor burned out cuz it couldnt spin anymore.
My roommate in college...a man they gave a degree in aerospace engineering to, mind you, couldn't figure out where his hair went when he shaved with his electric razor. He asked me WTF has happening to all his hair at the end of the year...I opened the thing up and I swear it looked like a mouse was living inside his razor.
__________________
weirdboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where can I buy cheese cloth? rflem550 General Techniques 9 01-19-2014 10:52 PM
Grain bag or cheese cloth BrokenKnucklesBrewery General Beer Discussion 6 01-21-2012 05:57 PM
Cheese Cloth 20000Barrels Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 08-01-2011 02:11 PM
Cheese Cloth bosox All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 05-19-2010 12:22 AM
Cheese Cloth? sahuaro Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 03-20-2009 07:11 AM