Originally Posted by hedbutter
Quick question, is the draw-string strong enough to hold the bag full of grain?
The drawstring is quite strong, I believe the poly braid rope (1/8") that I am currently using is 216 lb break strength, so it should be plenty strong IMO and IME.
I did a thread describing various techniques to attach the ratchet pulley to a bag, FWIW I usually use a short piece or cord wrapped tight around the upper portion of the BIAB bag...see link below.
Additionally, you can also wrap the excess drawstring around the top of the gathered bag and tie it tight as a lifting point. I did this this past weekend as I was brewing away from home and didn't have my usual bag of tricks by my side...