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Old 08-02-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default BiaB Bag Cleaning

I've done a few BiaB's now using the same bag. It seems to work fine. I'm starting to get worried though as it's starting to stain (especially after my last two dark beers). I also always have an issue where I can not get all of the old grain out. There is always some that sticks and stays. For this I dry the bag (over a bucket) and then shake the bag a few days later but it's still leaves behind some grain.

What is the common practice for BiaB? Get a new bag every few times? Roll with the bag with the understanding the wort boils anyway so, if it isn't the cleanest it will still become clean? Something in between?


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I rinse it out after brewing then throw it in the washing machine.


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I flip it inside out then wash it out and dry.
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I will dump the grains, hand wash the grain out of the bag as much as I can, then wash it. Then I will double rinse it. It seems to work for me. Once it drys I'll try to shake out enough of the husks.
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Empty the grains
Turn it inside out
Rinse it out
Let it air dry.


If I still see some grain specks, I just pick them out. I plan on getting one of Chad's mesh baskets and ditching the bags, just haven't had the funds for it yet.
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Thanks for the replies. I switched bags today and the new one has a slicker surface and seems like it will clean much better with rinsing and picking any left overs. If that doesn't work I'll try the washing machine method :-D.
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Empty the grains
Turn it inside out
Rinse it out
Let it air dry.
This is exactly what I do. Then on brew day I give it a few good "fluffs" in the air and whatever remains gets re-mashed.
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I rinse it out after brewing then throw it in the washing machine.
This is what I do. I just set the washer to hot and no soap.


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