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Old 06-16-2008, 09:57 PM   #1
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This is going to be my first PM brew. But i somehow forgot to get grain bags, and my LHBS that has them being over 2 hours away with traffic, i dont really want to head down there again.
So my question is has anyone every used anything else as grain bags. Such as SWMBO, nylons. i don't know. I am just not looking forward of 4 hours of driving to get grain bags. Any suggestions? Thanks in advanced.



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Old 06-16-2008, 10:00 PM   #2
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Cheesecloth works perfectly fine, just dont expect to be able to reuse it. I'm pretty sure nylons will work also as long as they are clean, but I have never used them before.



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Old 06-16-2008, 10:01 PM   #3
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got a hardware store nearby? Go get a nylon paint straining bag.

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Lowe's sells two 5 gallon paint strainer bags for $2.98 and two 1 gallon for $1.98. They are the same thing some LHBS sell for over twice as much. They work great as hop bags too!

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Thanks a lot guys. I really appreciate your help. I will be going to my hardware store tomorrow. Thanks!

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Nylons will work. I've used them before when I was in the same situation as you. Always ask which pair she doesn't want first.

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If you've got a second, smaller pot, you could also just do the grains in there, then pour it into your brew pot through a strainer.



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