paint strainer bag as a hop bag? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > paint strainer bag as a hop bag?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-29-2007, 03:10 AM   #1
shlap
 
shlap's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 168
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



Has anyone used a paint strainer bag (not sure what their official name is) as a hop bag during boil? I'm pretty sure it would work by I want to make sure the bag doesn't melt...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 03:12 AM   #2
BierMuncher
...My Junk is Ugly...
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
BierMuncher's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
St. Louis, MO
Posts: 12,410
Liked 789 Times on 435 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by shlap
Has anyone used a paint strainer bag (not sure what their official name is) as a hop bag during boil? I'm pretty sure it would work by I want to make sure the bag doesn't melt...
I have two of them in my secondaries down stairs right now.

They make great hop bags, in the fermenter or in the boil pot. You just need to pick up some kitchen twine to tie them off.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 03:25 AM   #3
Beerrific
 
Beerrific's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Georgia
Posts: 5,562
Liked 54 Times on 46 Posts


Made of nylon. Won't melt unless your boil is boil is at like 375F.

Also, if you get the 5 gallon ones, they fit over immersion coolers perfectly...that was BierMuncher's idea (he has pictures). I will be using this again tomorrow, works great to capture cold break.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 03:26 AM   #4
shlap
 
shlap's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 168
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by BierMuncher
I have two of them in my secondaries down stairs right now.

They make great hop bags, in the fermenter or in the boil pot. You just need to pick up some kitchen twine to tie them off.
Great, thanks for the advice!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 03:29 AM   #5
BierMuncher
...My Junk is Ugly...
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
BierMuncher's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
St. Louis, MO
Posts: 12,410
Liked 789 Times on 435 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Beerrific
Made of nylon. Won't melt unless your boil is boil is at like 375F.

Also, if you get the 5 gallon ones, they fit over immersion coolers perfectly...that was BierMuncher's idea (he has pictures). I will be using this again tomorrow, works great to capture cold break.
Okay...if you insist:
Kolsch before the chiiler filter
Click image for larger version

Name:	Chiller_Filter_1.jpg
Views:	1132
Size:	35.8 KB
ID:	2201
The Chiller Filter
Click image for larger version

Name:	Chiller_Filter_2.jpg
Views:	2066
Size:	45.0 KB
ID:	2202
My next Kolsch using the chiller filter
Click image for larger version

Name:	Chiller_Filter_4.jpg
Views:	1085
Size:	42.5 KB
ID:	2203

funnycreature Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 03:31 AM   #6
Beerrific
 
Beerrific's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Georgia
Posts: 5,562
Liked 54 Times on 46 Posts


There they are!

That first picture looks like my Kolsch. I swear at one point there was some cold break in there that looked like a corn cob.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 03:37 AM   #7
shlap
 
shlap's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 168
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Wow, that's a big difference... so forgive my ignorance but how does capturing the cold break affect the flavor?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 05:15 PM   #8
chasman
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Ludlow, VT
Posts: 21

BierMuncher- Did you have a false bottom in your pot to keep the nylon bag from burning to the bottom of the hot pot when you cooled?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 02:36 AM   #9
Kayos
 
Kayos's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2006
Santa Clarita, SoCal
Posts: 1,364
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by shlap View Post
Wow, that's a big difference... so forgive my ignorance but how does capturing the cold break affect the flavor?

Probably doesn't....just the clarity of the beer - which for a Kolsch is a big deal.
__________________
Being Dealt (kegged): Carbed Crystal light lemonade for the boys, Delta Bravo IPA, Applewinder
Primary: Climbing stout
Primary #2: ESB
Big Blind: Pucker Bitter
Small Blind:
Tasty Remembrances: White 'N Nerdy, Dynamite Red (Hop bursted), APA, The Bonaduce (irish Red), runners stout, ridgeback brown,

from my big ass computer sitting on my floor

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 03:06 PM   #10
bobbrews
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Sierra, Nevada
Posts: 4,034
Liked 439 Times on 350 Posts


I use paint strainer bags for boiling kettle hops all the time. They won't melt in the boil, but the tips of the bag that hang out of the kettle can burn if you don't keep them AWAY from the flame.

I suggest loosely wrapping the bag around the kettle handle and opening it as need be for each addition. Do not wrap the bag around the entire opening of the kettle because the tips may burn. The bag can also be used during flameout quite successfully.

I do not recommend bagging dry "leaf" hops in the carboy for dryhopping. They will be very difficult to remove, especially if you weigh the bag down a bit with spoons or marbles. Pellet hops are a bit easier to dryhop in a large nylon bag, but the process is still a pain in the butt. I recommend dryhopping without a bag, and instead wrapping the bag around the racking cane to prevent blockage when siphoning.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
paint strainer for filtering? nchomebrew General Techniques 24 12-29-2014 03:07 PM
Reusing Paint Strainer Hop Bags Liquidicem General Techniques 9 12-10-2012 01:34 PM
Paint strainer bags? Zymurgrafi Equipment/Sanitation 21 03-29-2011 07:08 PM
Paint strainer bag question Eves Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 04-01-2010 02:32 AM
Joys of a Paint Strainer michaelm Equipment/Sanitation 12 04-30-2009 03:03 PM


Forum Jump