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Old 11-28-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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In the "Brewing Classic Styles Book" they recommend to use Nylon paint strainer bags from a paint store and I did find some there and they are a lot cheaper than the Nylon strainers at my LHBS. They do say 100% Nylon, but does anyone know if these can handle the high temperatures for steeping and mashing? I wonder if there are even different types of Nylon out there?
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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That's all I use, and they work good.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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Been using paint strainers as a hop bag in my boil for years with no porblems.

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Old 11-28-2012, 04:40 PM   #4
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I use them in my boil for hops additions. Have a huge nylon Voile bag for my mash (BIAB). No issues what so ever.

One tip. You can buy them even cheaper from Lowe's/Home Depot too.

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:53 PM   #5
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yep.. i get 2 packs of the 5 gallon ones at lowes and they've worked great.. they last about 10 five gallon batches for me before they start to look too weird for me to comfortably use anymore
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:03 PM   #6
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Works fine for me too. Still using one of my originals, but as more of a coarse filter to my fine voile bag.
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