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Old 08-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #21
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Here's my bag in action looking like a big ole nutsack full of 16.75 lbs of IIPA grain

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Old 08-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #22
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I'd had mine from bagbrewer.com and have used it 6 times but the most so far is 15.5 lbs. I only have a 9 gallon pot but I gave my dimensions and if not for the pot size, I know I could fit 20 lbs in the bag.
Sadly, I have no way to lift my bag and work on the stove so I have to use a collander to remove some of the grains first (into another bag to drip) and when I have about 7 lbs left, I can then lift the bag. It's not a bag problem, just a muscle problem. One day I'll figure out a way to make a winch that my wife will allow in the kitchen.

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Old 08-03-2012, 03:34 PM   #23
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If you can sew...and have a machine a voile bag is key...if not ....wink
Well, I let you sew it! Bag received Mike. * clap clap*

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Old 08-03-2012, 03:46 PM   #24
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If you can sew...and have a machine a voile bag is key...if not ....wink
Well, I let you sew and it's now here . . .*clap clap*

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I bought a sheer voile curtain and Mom sewed me up a couple of bag in about 15 minutes. Cost $5 and me making dinner for Mom. Actually I sewed up my own hop bag out of some extra material.
This. 2 yards of voile from the fabric store was about $6. The drawstring was about $1.50. I have a double layered bag that held 12 pounds with no problem and enough leftover material for several hop bags.
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Check out this sweet build.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/biab...t-pump-310459/

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Why spend $$ on custom BIAB bag?

Because for $20 it is a hell of a lot easier to contact me and a have custom bag in your mailbox in 3-5 days...sure granted if you have a machine and source the material and thread it's easy....I encourage people to sew their own...anyone need a bag or wanting advice on sewing their own feel free to PM me.
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That is a nice build!

Well here goes my first all grain!

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Missed my mash temp by 1 degree but I'm happy. Stirred like crazy beforehand and never realized the trouble with dough balls. Got me all broken up though. Should I re stir the grains halfway through? Has anyone ever noticed a difference?

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I would stir well at some point...either half way through or at the end, or both...then let rest for five minutes...stirring is good to help "wash" the sugar from the grain.

Edit...just watch the flame on the bag...poly voile can't take much more than a few hundred degrees

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