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Green and Dumb 11-08-2006 11:57 PM

Help! Grain bag broke!
 
Brewing a Maibock tonight with my brewing partner and the grainbag broke during the steep. I know we do not want to boil the grains and we still have about 20 minutes left in the steep to figure out what to do.

My initial thought: Pour the wort through a large strainer into another brewpot and then pour back through the strainer into a third brewpot.

Is the third pot necessary, or will one be sufficient?

Thanks!:confused:

Yuri_Rage 11-08-2006 11:59 PM

Got some cheesecloth lying around? You could line your strainer with it to strain finer particles out. Otherwise, just strain once or twice as you mention and go from there.

david_42 11-09-2006 12:59 AM

Just strain it. The husks (which contain the tannins) will be in big pieces & are easy to remove. The grain bits can be boiled without a problem.

homebrewer_99 11-09-2006 06:47 PM

Get a nylon net at the local HBS.

Bobby_M 11-09-2006 07:08 PM

Or the petstore (normally used for fishies).

Jason Halter 11-10-2006 02:09 PM

One time I used one of my wife's Knee-High pantyhose for a steep. It worked awesome. Put all my grains in a wide mouth mason jar, wrapped the panty hose around the lid and turned it over to let the grains slide into the jar. Then I tied it off and steeped away. Worked like a charm!

Evan! 11-10-2006 02:30 PM

I've used reglur ol' cheesecloth befoe. Works fine. You can get it at the grocery store.

Cheesefood 11-10-2006 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Evan!
I've used reglur ol' cheesecloth befoe. Works fine. You can get it at the grocery store.

I feel so used.


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