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Old 11-15-2012, 02:15 AM   #1
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Default Extracting wort

I did my first AG batch and when I was trying to extract the wort, I made a freaking mess. I was using cheesecloth. Maybe I did not layer it good enough. Any tips on making this process easier?
How do y'all do it? Thanks for the help!

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:40 AM   #2
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Anyone?

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:45 AM   #3
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Man, that one question has many answers. I use a mash tun. What is your mashing process? It is a vital piece of information in this question.

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OK, what did you use the cheesecloth for?

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Yeah, we need more details. Can you describe your process?

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I layered my cooler with cheese cloth, then placed grains on top of cheesecloth, poured my hot water on top of it, let it sit, then pressed to extract wort. It was hard to get all the extract because the grain wasn't elevated from the bottom of the cooler. It was a cluster

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I layered my cooler with cheese cloth, then placed grains on top of cheesecloth, poured my hot water on top of it, let it sit, then pressed to extract wort. It was hard to get all the extract because the grain wasn't elevated from the bottom of the cooler. It was a cluster
Yeah, that sounds like it would be a cluster all right.

I'd either suggest getting some huge mesh bags and using them (BIAB, brewing in a bag) or build a manifold or a braid as a separation medium for your grain/wort.
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Yeah, that sounds like it would be a cluster all right.

I'd either suggest getting some huge mesh bags and using them (BIAB, brewing in a bag) or build a manifold or a braid as a separation medium for your grain/wort.
I like your idea. I will build basically a big strainer in my bucket
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a braid is your cheapest option. Otherwise you can rig up a manifold



or get a false bottom

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That does sound like a hot mess.. Full of dough balls, and a crap ton of husks in the beer!

I'd suggest getting the stuff to build a valve on your cooler, and getting a SS braid, or a Bazooka tube. Makes it really simple.

Or, go the easier approach if you aren't concerned with loss on efficiency, which might not much much of anything, and do the BIAB approach. Grab some paint strainer bags, or make your own. Bag in the cooler, water in the cooler, stir, sit, and drain.

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