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Old 12-08-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default Opening sacks of grain

OK, I'm swallowing what little pride I have left to ask...how the heck do you determine how to 'properly' open a sack of grain?

Every now and then I get one to zip right open but, not often enough.

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Old 12-08-2012, 03:14 PM   #2
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Same here I get the old knife out when frustrated or I have the wife do it.


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Old 12-08-2012, 03:19 PM   #3
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I'll bet the brewery guys just grab the string and rip it right open. I try that every time and it never works. Ugh.

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Old 12-08-2012, 03:23 PM   #4
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Here's the instruction's I've used.. Gotta love the video linked on the same page! (Opening a WeyermannŽ Malt Bag Is No Magic Trick!)

http://www.weyermann.de/eng/produkte...e=37&sprache=2
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Here's the instruction's I've used.. Gotta love the video linked on the same page! (Opening a WeyermannŽ Malt Bag Is No Magic Trick!)

http://www.weyermann.de/eng/produkte...e=37&sprache=2
haha, alright! I've got a bag of Weyermann right here and I'm gonna try it.

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1) with the Weyerman logo facing you, cut the yarn dangler on the left
2) pull the white string
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haha, alright! I've got a bag of Weyermann right here and I'm gonna try it.

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1) with the Weyerman logo facing you, cut the yarn dangler on the left
2) pull the white string


And.....
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:54 PM   #7
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Rahr sacks have a real simple pull tab
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:02 PM   #8
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Maybe he fell in? Should someone call someone?
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Maybe I'm missing something here but my knife works great!
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Maybe I'm missing something here but my knife works great!
Problem with using a knife is you get shards from the bag mixed in with the grain which in turn can gum up your mill over time. Better to just pull the string which is easy to do.


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