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Old 11-04-2012, 01:41 AM   #1
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I've done a couple kits and they came with all the consumables. Today i went to the lhbs and bought a recipe.

I didn't really go through what i bought until I got home.

First I noticed they did not give me any cinnamon. My wife has tons of that so no issue.

Then i realized they didn't put a steeping bag in my box.

Anyway, i don't want to drive back just for that, what's a good alternative i might have at home or a local grocery store?

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:44 AM   #2
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Pantyhose?

Cheese cloth?

If you can go to home depot, get a paint strainer bag?
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:26 AM   #3
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old cotton t shirt tired with butchers twine.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:54 AM   #4
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5 gallon paint straining bag. Can be cleaned and re-used.

When I started 15 years ago, I just used a strainer with a handle and scooped the grains out of the pot. Swirled it around several times and got most out. No problem.

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:17 AM   #5
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Cheese cloth, but you may have to split your grains up into multiple smaller bags.

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:22 AM   #6
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Laundry bags (the kind you wash delicates in) work great. They're no more than 2 or 3 bucks and they come in different sizes. You can even get them with a zipper so that you can just toss it in and stir away without dealing with untying the bag when you're done.

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:02 AM   #7
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You can steep the grains in your bottling or fermenting bucket then pour out the contents through a strainer. I can't remember which one, but I saw this o an episode of brewing tv

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:30 PM   #8
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+1 on the cheese cloth... it's a very versatile thing to have around.

i would go to the local grocery and get some just to have around.

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:25 PM   #9
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Ive used a ss wire mesh strainer quite a bit, you can even sparge in them
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:28 PM   #10
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just use a dirty sock lol
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