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Old 04-20-2013, 02:52 PM   #11
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I guess everyone wants to chime in with their different approaches to draining BIAB bags... Eh, why not? Had a thread like this been around a few weeks ago I might not have wasted my money buying two different size "boiling baskets", neither of which worked at all. The BBQ grill grate was the next thing I was going to buy, but then I realized I could just drill a bunch of holes in one of the spare lids I had as a result of buying those boiling baskets (one came with a pot and lid, hence the source of the second pot in the photo, which I use for "dunk sparging").

 
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:59 PM   #12
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I stick mine in a giant plastic funnel.
Fantastic idea! I might use that as step 2 after the grate and the wort is boiling....
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:43 PM   #13
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I use this one: http://www.midwestsupplies.com/9-ant...-strainer.html

Spin the bag enough times, it fits. Last brew day I think was 15lbs or so of grain, funnel in bucket, grain bag in funnel, and it drains to the bottom, you can squeeze it in the funnel.

 
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:47 PM   #14
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I just let mine hang just a bit over the kettle and squeeze the bejeebus out of it with a couple of pan lids.

 
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:10 PM   #15
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My kettle is a Bayou Classic with a basket. I pull the bag-lined basket and let it sit on a cookie rack (similar to an oven rack) and push on the bag to help drainage. Works well so far.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:57 PM   #16
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I hang mine (I do 10 gallon batches) till it stops pouring wort out, then I toss it into a 5 gallon Homer bucket with holes drilled all over. That bucket sits in a bigger bucket, and i push on it with a lid.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:38 PM   #17
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hey guys. I use a fish cleaning table (it was brand new, no fish were cleaned on it) to basically smash my bag. It has a lip all the way around the table, and is slightly angled so all the liquid flows towards one end. On that end is a drain that is has a tube connected to it. So what I do is transfer my bag to the table and smash it with a homemade stainless smashing contraption. All the liquid drains into a bucket that I pour right into the kettle before its even boiling.

This is so awesome becasue I dont have to touch the sticky, and not to mention very hot, bag, and it I can drain the bag very quickly. It works so well! If anyone is interested, I will post pictures next brew day of it in action.

 
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:40 PM   #18
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hey guys. I use a fish cleaning table (it was brand new, no fish were cleaned on it) to basically smash my bag. It has a lip all the way around the table, and is slightly angled so all the liquid flows towards one end. On that end is a drain that is has a tube connected to it. So what I do is transfer my bag to the table and smash it with a homemade stainless smashing contraption. All the liquid drains into a bucket that I pour right into the kettle before its even boiling.

This is so awesome becasue I dont have to touch the sticky, and not to mention very hot, bag, and it I can drain the bag very quickly. It works so well! If anyone is interested, I will post pictures next brew day of it in action.
something you made or purchased?

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Old 04-27-2013, 08:53 PM   #19
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I place mine in a five gallon bucket with a bunch if holes in the bottom (essentially a huge colander) that is inside another five gallon bucket. It is pretty easy and at the price of two buckets (which I had laying around anyways)... pretty cheap. Multiple ways to skin a cat.

I like the oven grate over the pot as well but worry about dripping.

 
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:34 PM   #20
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something you made or purchased?

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It was a gift... But I am sure something similar can be made.

 
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