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Old 11-09-2006, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 11-09-2006, 12:59 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 11-09-2006, 01:59 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 11-09-2006, 07:47 PM   #4
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Old 11-09-2006, 08:08 PM   #5
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Old 11-10-2006, 03:09 PM   #6
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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!

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

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