Originally Posted by unionrdr
Once again,those muslin grain sacks are the same mesh size as the hop sacks,& they work fine for both. I don't think they restrict water flow as much,but that's me. And stay below 170F,as that's the tannin extraction threshold. 155F or so would be better for steeping.
We're probably talking past each other. The grain sacks I have in mind are not much finer than cheesecloth. The hop bags I'm thinking of are much finer regardless of material.
OP: You're asking the right questions, the rest of us are just jousting for the best answer.