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Old 10-14-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Ive been disappointed I couldn't find that mesh bag that sold out at bed bath and beyond? As we where going threw all the babie stuff our friends handed us down(baby #3 in December), I found a mesh netting advertised as a mesquito net. It's strong, probably large enough dor a keggle, and made of 100 polyester. I just bought some viole and was about to make a bag but I might try ordering one of these too. Here is a link, thought some of you guys mite want to try these bags out. They have different sizes...carrier size, stroller size....and play yard size

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http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=2970589


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Old 10-15-2012, 02:39 AM   #2
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Do you know if they have these in their stores or just online? We have a baby coming in the next 2 weeks so I think I need to make a special trip there anyway.


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My feeling is that the netting is too coarse. One of the advantages of BIAB is the self-filtering aspect.
I use Voile... it's only $4.99/yrd. and then make my own custom sized bags (15" wide keggle x 19" high is big enough to gather and twist). I have one for the mash, and four smaller ones for various hops additions.
I see a guy makes custom size voile bags for $35 on this forum.
I'm cheap, and own a sewing machine, so I make my own (yes, I sew, and I AM a man).
Having someone make you one might be a good option for you.
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My feeling is that the netting is too coarse. One of the advantages of BIAB is the self-filtering aspect.
I use Voile... it's only $4.99/yrd.
I had been using voile material from curtains that I bought from Walmart. A single white curtain (about 55 in by 84 in) cost around $5-6 but now I am wondering if there is better type of voile material to use like you are describing.
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The fabric stores carry it... the stuff I get is not a mesh... it looks like bed-sheet material, but with the occasional fuzzy or thread sticking out thing going on. It's like 70% cotton, 30% poly, and is very strong (can easily hold 20 lbs of wet grain).
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Wilserbrewer makes some nice custom voile bags for around $20.
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I'll try to get some pics up in the next day or two of the comparison mesh. I would say off the top of my head it's not as fine as the viole material. About the same as the 2x3bag I currently use purchased from the brew store.

It looks like they have them in stock at the stores. Also toysrus /babiesrus looks to carry them too(same store). My local toy r us has them for store pickup.
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Wilserbrewer makes some nice custom voile bags for around $20.
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I could get the material cheaper (~$6) but factoring in gas to buy the material and the fact that I dont know anyone local with a sewing maching the $20 is a good deal. The seams are great quality and the $20 includes shipping.
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Here is a comparison. Pic 1 is the mesquito net
Pic 2 is paint strainer.
Pic 3 is viole

The mesquito netting is a bit larger holes so on second thought it might not work too well. O well, ill get to sewing.
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While that mosquito netting might work, it is not nearly as fine as polyester voile material. So I guess YMMV.


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