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Old 01-17-2008, 03:22 AM   #1
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I was reading over some general threads regarding sanitation.
One huge time saver that I use to save on cleaning/sanition time is a primary pale liner (26" X 36 " clear extra strong bags) ;


The cleaning of the pale is simplified immensely by removing liner after racking.The used beer bag does nicely as the primary garbage bag going to curb.

Just wondering if I am the only one using this technique?


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Old 01-17-2008, 03:26 AM   #2
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I would love to try this but am not sure where to get the liners. My local BOP LHBS does this w/ their 15 gal batches. If you have asource for liners please share.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:53 AM   #3
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I would love to try this but am not sure where to get the liners. My local BOP LHBS does this w/ their 15 gal batches. If you have asource for liners please share.
Mike
I believe that my pales are approximately 15 gallons.
I buy the bags from a janitorial supply store
The cool thing with the clear bag is that I can see the beer level through the bucket while racking without even taking off the lid.

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Old 01-17-2008, 04:09 AM   #4
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Just an FYI. Only use clear bags, dark plastic liners are not food safe.
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:30 AM   #5
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I see these liner bags are catching on with winemakers. You might try a wine-making supply store for them.

 
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:02 AM   #6
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It is a good idea if those bags are indeed food safe.
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:57 PM   #7
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The Beer Bags were recommended by one of my favorite LHBS;


He also set me up on the pales/lids/lock seals and source for bags. This is the method he uses and he is one fine brewer.

ps. For the last 3 months using this method I have had no off flavors in the beer due to the bag using this technique.

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Old 01-28-2008, 06:15 PM   #8
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Chances are very high those trash bags are made using food grade ingredients, since most polyethylene resin suppliers and compounders don't let any non-food grade ingredients into their plants. This is so they don't have to worry about cross-contaminating a food grade resin with ingredients that aren't food grade. They don't know or care if the final resin goes into sandwich bags or trash bags.

I would use the bag in the post and not worry.

 
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:23 PM   #9
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this may be a dumb question but do you sanitize these bags?

 
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:19 PM   #10
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Quote:
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this may be a dumb question but do you sanitize these bags?
I lightly clean and sanitize the plastic pale after use but the bags I don't bother with.

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