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Old 12-26-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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I recently ordered some stuff from MoreBeer.com and found this grain bag that was $5.50 (edit 3/26 the price has gone up a little bit). At that price I figured what the heck and ordered it for my BIAB. It has been working really well for myself and for others in this thread.

Pros:
  • Way better than a paint strainer bag - bigger, better stiching
  • Strong: [update 3/26/13 Successfully user tested with 17.5 lbs of grain]
  • Huge, this thing is enormous
  • Has a drawstring to cinch everything up
  • Didn't burn at all
  • CHEAP! Actually used it just to bring me over the free shipping threshold

Cons:
  • Square bottom so you need to make sure to get into the corners when stirring, possibility of dough balls

User tips and comments:
  • Fits 10 gal pots and some users report it works on 15 gal pots too (MoreBeer kettle and Blichmann kettle included)
  • Use a bungee cord around the kettle instead of binder clips as the clips could tear the bag eventually
  • Don't stretch it over your kettle handles and attempt a mash out, heat could easily cinge the bag. Instead tie it around the rim of the kettle and secure with a bungee cord
  • "17.5lbs of dry grain. Bag held up like a champ" (jump to post)

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Old 12-27-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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Wow, nice find. I've been meaning to get a new bag!
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:54 AM   #3
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Wow, nice find. I've been meaning to get a new bag!
Thanks! Yeah not sure the bag is worth the order and shipping alone but with other items its totally worth it. Sustained several dunks and squeezes on its first batch. Cleaned up easy just turned it inside out and rinsed. Hung dry and it's ready to go.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:08 AM   #4
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Great, ordered two bags and ended up checking out with $65 worth of stuff. Damn you, free shipping offers....
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:18 AM   #5
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Looks pretty neat. May have to place an order from them instead of AHS just so I can get this bag. Too bad i don't need anything currently, though this bag seems to be a great alternative to the custom bags people are buying for much much more.

Does this bag seem to be reuseable indefinitely like the voile (sp?) bags seem to be? I have been using 5 gallon paint strainer bags and get about 3 or 4 batches out of them before I need to get a new one.

 
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Looks pretty neat. May have to place an order from them instead of AHS just so I can get this bag. Too bad i don't need anything currently, though this bag seems to be a great alternative to the custom bags people are buying for much much more.

Does this bag seem to be reuseable indefinitely like the voile (sp?) bags seem to be? I have been using 5 gallon paint strainer bags and get about 3 or 4 batches out of them before I need to get a new one.
Shows no sign of wear after one batch. Except its a little brown from mashing in it. I would hope I'd get at least 4 more batches out of this, there's nothing indicating that I won't be able to. [UPDATE 3/6/13 6 batches, still no sign of it weakening or tearing]

I even mashed out at 160 F with zero issues.

Let me take some photos of the weave and stitching when I get home. Update soon...
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:55 PM   #7
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OK back with pics.

First one shows the drawstring area and top construction. You can see its discolored a bit from the first use
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This one shows the stitching and reinforcement around the sides. It's not as beefy as some bags, but it'll do. Also you can see the bag weave. It's a little thicker than a paint strainer bag, meaning it will filter out more of the smaller stuff
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Another shot of the drawstring enclosure and surrounding stitching, it's basically folded over and stitched together
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:00 PM   #10
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The bag in its entirety. Just noticed one corner of the bottom is rounded, while the other is square. Wonder why that is. Black square is a iPhone so you can see the size in perspective. Points if you can name the character on my pajamas
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