Originally Posted by exbrit
Getting ready to brew my second batch (a hefe) in a few minutes and was getting everything ready when i noticed the only grain bag i have has a good size hole in the bottom of it.
Is this an issue and how can i safely remove the grains after the bag is removed if that's what is recommended?
Also wondering if it's better to use plastic fermenter when doing a hefe beacause of the possibility of an agressive ferment? I don't have a blow off tube so would it make sense to use the plastic in case things get crazy?
No idea on the first one, (can you go to a home depot or something quickly and get a paint strainer bag??)
Second one, you can fashion a blow off tube of many things. Do you have a 3 piece airlock, or one of the "s-turn" ones? with a 3 piece, take off the lid and the little upside down shot glass thingie inside of it and push some siphon hose over the thing sticking up. Send that into a thing of water and you are set.