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Old 01-27-2011, 12:21 PM   #11
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The trick would be to put some hoops in there so it stays flat against the inside of the basket. Maybe a few feet of very thin stainless round bar made into a very wide open cage...you could drop that inside the bag, then drop them both in the basket and it'd work great.
or how about a big silicone o-ring that's the perfect outside diameter for the inside diameter of the basket and drops down to the bottom. Such as McMaster Part: 9396K393.

I just kind of thought that the hop matter would expand as much as it needed to and a 'weight' wouldn't be needed, but I guess you're saying that the bag would flop around at the beginning of the boil and make it difficult?
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:36 AM   #12
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Yep....30x30 mesh. After putting it all together, if I had to do it again, I would seriously consider a nylon bag.
Honestly? Didn't expect to hear that. Thought the mesh would be a lot easier to deal with once it was installed. Does it filter correctly? Is it hard to clean?
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For those who have done BIAB using a metal stockpot type basket, how much grain can these 30-qt / 44-qt baskets hold?

I'm thinking about giving BIAB a whirl using a metal basket from Bayou Classic but I'm not sure about the total grain capacity of these baskets.

My kettle is the Boilermaker 10-gal. (d=13.5" x h=16.5")
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