Originally Posted by hedbutter
Quick question, is the draw-string strong enough to hold the bag full of grain?
The drawstring is quite strong, I believe the poly braid rope (1/8") that I am currently using is 216 lb break strength, so it should be plenty strong IMO and IME.
I did a thread describing various techniques to attach the ratchet pulley to a bag, FWIW I usually use a short piece or cord wrapped tight around the upper portion of the BIAB bag...see link below.http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f244/bia...pulley-416419/
Additionally, you can also wrap the excess drawstring around the top of the gathered bag and tie it tight as a lifting point. I did this this past weekend as I was brewing away from home and didn't have my usual bag of tricks by my side...