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Old 02-05-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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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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Old 02-05-2013, 01:46 PM   #2
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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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Old 02-05-2013, 01:50 PM   #3
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sure you can re-use them if they are undamaged. Rinse it out and let it air dry.

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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.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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I use one gallon paint strainers. Work great. Tie off top with string, rinse, reuse.

http://www.amazon.com/Trimaco-11311-...aint+strainers

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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.

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

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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.

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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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