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Old 01-10-2006, 04:04 PM   #1
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Can I do a mini-mash in a nylon steeping bag the sparge through the steeping bag or is a strainer better?
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Old 01-10-2006, 04:12 PM   #2
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If the grains in your bag are packed tight, I'd sparge through a strainer. I have a very large bag I use for mini-mashes and adding fruit to ferments. It's big enough (as big as the kettle) that I can mash 4-5 pounds, then add all the rest of the water for the boil, stir the grains for 10 minutes and pull the bag out. For $17 US it was a very good buy.
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Old 01-10-2006, 04:42 PM   #3
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The bag is large enough I was just wondering if the bag or a strainer is more beneficial in terms of washing off the fermentables during the sparge process. I'm not only talking about specialty grains but base grains as well to extract sugar.
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Old 01-10-2006, 05:28 PM   #4

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Can I do a mini-mash in a nylon steeping bag the sparge through the steeping bag or is a strainer better?
When I did extract/partial mash brewing, that's how I did it! When the time came to transfer to the carboy, I used a funnel with a S/S kithcen strainer inside.

 
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