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Mtdesh 02-05-2013 01:45 PM

Draw string grain bags
 
Are draw string grain bags meant to be reused? I was ordering a kit from more beer.com they don't come with grain bags. The bags they sell are $5. It doesn't say if its more then one bag. Why are some grain bags so expensive, can you reuse them? I would think it would make more sense to buy some cheap ones in bill

Mtdesh 02-05-2013 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Mtdesh
Are draw string grain bags meant to be reused? I was ordering a kit from more beer.com they don't come with grain bags. The bags they sell are $5. It doesn't say if its more then one bag. Why are some grain bags so expensive, can you reuse them? I would think it would make more sense to buy some cheap ones in bill

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jwalk4 02-05-2013 01:50 PM

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nsrooen 02-05-2013 04:11 PM

sure you can re-use them if they are undamaged. Rinse it out and let it air dry.

unionrdr 02-05-2013 04:24 PM

I empty rinse soak in PBW for a week or until white again. Rinse wring out hang to dry,store. I have some I've been using for 2 years now that look clean as new. Some say,there cheap,I just pitch'em & by new ones. That kind of thinking adds up after a year of just pitching them. Lazy can be expensive.

jungatheart 02-05-2013 04:29 PM

I use one gallon paint strainers. Work great. Tie off top with string, rinse, reuse.

http://www.amazon.com/Trimaco-11311-25-Gallon-Strainer/dp/B000FKEFV0/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1360085275&sr=1-1&keywords=one+gallon+paint+strainers

naga77777 02-05-2013 05:04 PM

another option, when you make your order from morebeer, search for "muslin". You'll see muslin socks/bags for like .75 cents.

that's what I always use, and just toss 'em.

RIC0 02-05-2013 05:20 PM

I recently started using 5 gallon paint strainer bags from Lowes. Cheap and effective

dannylerch 02-05-2013 05:26 PM

I like the nylon hops bags. They make em big enough for grains too. Just wash em and save em. Nylon seems to hold up better and no grain escapes.

unionrdr 02-05-2013 05:44 PM

For one muslin grain bag at $1.50 & hop socks at 75c each using three in the average brew,that's $3.75 per batch just getting pitched into the trash. Times 25 batches per year (2 per month) equals $93.75 getting tossed in the trash. That can be 3 5G partial mash kits plus a little. Or a bigger brew kettle. be frugel not lazy folks.


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