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Old 06-04-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Ok....I have been weighing all my options to leap into allgrain....something I havent seen posted is an idea I just had....has anybody ever used a grain bag , such as you would use in a biab process.in a mash tun ?(aka the 10 gallon cooler) then after you mash for 1 to 1.5 hours you just pop the drain , drain ....then sparge...this way there would be no need for a false bottom. I feel I could make any size bag....or even a stailess steel screen to line the cooler...what the heck even both...has this been done with any success??....thankx from the newbie on the block...Tom

 
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:42 PM   #2
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Why not just go with BIAB if you're wanting to do it like that?
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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That is the way I do it. Works fine for me I got tired of all those damn buckets. I use an extra large nylon bag and a ten gallon Coleman cooler.

 
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:52 PM   #4
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Where do you find bags big enough ?

 
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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you can buy a sheer voile curtain from wallmart for like 5$, Thats what I use, then sew up the top. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-...-Panel/3861733

and it fits a 20.5 gallon pot easily

 
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:57 PM   #6
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I was thinking of doing this a while ago. An effective filter and replacement to a braid or a false bottom.

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This way you wouldn't have the space limitations you get from BIAB.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:02 PM   #7
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That is what I'm putting together now, but looking to recirculate the cooler too.

 
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:04 PM   #8
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http://www.walmart.com/ip/Lichtenber...Panel/20434123

Here is a link to the curtain I use and is in stock. Its like 8$ and has even held up to 30 lbs of grain for me. One of the other people I know who use it have done up to 42 lbs without rips

 
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:09 PM   #9
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I assume a sewing machine is required ? I don't have one unfortunately.

 
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:12 PM   #10
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I was thinking of doing this a while ago. An effective filter and replacement to a braid or a false bottom.

@ DoubleAught
This way you wouldn't have the space limitations you get from BIAB.
Ah ok
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