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Old 06-23-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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I've read a number of threads about people using paint strainer bags from Home Depot for their BIAB. I *was* just going to get the one from Northern Brewer, but it's $6.99, and I found a two pack of "five gallon paint strainer bags" for $4.

I'm wondering if this mesh bag is the right one to use? Are there any problems using something like this? It's big enough, safe, etc?

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Old 06-23-2011, 06:00 PM   #2
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thats what I and many others use for BIAB

im gonna make a bag out of Voile soon since its supposed to be a finer mesh and can be washed and reused more often but that will work just fine



 
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:56 PM   #3
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thats what I and many others use for BIAB

im gonna make a bag out of Voile soon since its supposed to be a finer mesh and can be washed and reused more often but that will work just fine
Thanks!

Is the top opening large enough for a very wide 5 gallon pot? I know most use those tall stock pots, but mine is a "canner" pot, and it's shorter and wider. Definitely more than 1 foot wide.

 
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:58 PM   #4
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not sure but it fits over my 20 and 30 qt pots just fine as well as stretches over the opening for my ale pail bucket as well

 
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:07 PM   #5
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Great, thanks again. I think I'll pick these up and save a few bucks.

 
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:29 PM   #6
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Just as an update for anyone who might stumble on this thread via the search bar:

The paint strainer bags from Home depot have a fairly narrow, elastic opening. If you're using a large 5 gallon enamel "canner", it won't fit around the entire opening without ripping it. Should fit most standard narrow, tall stock pots though.

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Old 07-06-2011, 10:38 PM   #7
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perfect fit for 5 gal paint straining bag if you can find pot with a basket like that


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Old 07-06-2011, 11:06 PM   #8
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perfect fit for 5 gal paint straining bag if you can find pot with a basket like that
Oh, that'd work (and will also solve the problem of what to put at the bottom of the pot so the bag doesn't burn if I have to add the flame.) Now to see if I have anything around.


 
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:49 AM   #9
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Hmmm..... Is that pic just for teaching purposes? Doesn't one have to sanatize the bag before using? That one looks pretty dry.

 
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:51 AM   #10
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oh yea, Duh.... Brain fart
No need since your boiling



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