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Old 12-31-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default grain steeping - forgot muslin bag

So everything is ready to brew 2 batches of brown ales. Realized I forgot to buy muslin bags. So I'm thinking maybe use a white sock? Or parhaps just throw the grains in and then strain the worth after the steep? I'm leaning towards the sock but what do you think?

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Old 12-31-2011, 03:54 PM   #2
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use a paint strainer. super cheap at home cheapo.

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When I first started 15 years ago, I tossed the grains in the pot, and pulled them out with a kitchen strainer. I just stuck it in, swirled it around and pulled out what I could. Had to do it multiple times, but I think I managed to get pretty much every grain out that way.

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So looks like I am throwing them in the pot and straining. Thanks.

I wasn't really looking forward to naming the beer after some variation of 'feet' anyways.

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Good call on straining. I don't think a sock would stretch enough to fit your steeping grains, and besides that, it doesn't sound appetizing.

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Good call on straining. I don't think a sock would stretch enough to fit your steeping grains, and besides that, it doesn't sound appetizing.
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