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adamhimself

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So, I am in need of a bag for grains I recently ordered from AHS. I completely forgot to order the cheap muslin bag or the nicer (and reusable) nylon bag for steeping grains in my extract recipe.

I was wondering if there was any place like Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Wal-Mart, Target, or any of the major retail chains that sell similar bags that are food grade, meaning they don't have any chemicals or such that will come off when I put them in 155 degree water.

In return... a dancing banana :ban:
 

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A 5 gallon Paint Strainer bag from Home Depot or Lowe's would probably do the trick.
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I got this 5 gallon strainer bag from the paint section of a hardware store (Home Depot or Lowes - I don't remember which one). It fits perfectly on my bottling bucket (DIY lautering tun):

 

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Paint strainer bags work, panty hose (natural color no dye) or if you want to stick with natural fabrics then produce department of a natural foods store like whole foods might have the expensive cotton bags. I bought one of those a year ago and since it was so expensive I just stare at it and never use it. LOL
 
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I don't need a massive bag. Something that holds anywhere from 2-4 lbs of grains would be ideal. I have a home depot right down the road... I will give it a shot.

I just don't want to impart any weird chemical flavors.
 

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I don't need a massive bag. Something that holds anywhere from 2-4 lbs of grains would be ideal. I have a home depot right down the road... I will give it a shot.
They also make 2 gallon paint strainer bags. They're made from nylon and don't impart flavor, even in boiling temperatures.
 

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They also make 2 gallon paint strainer bags. They're made from nylon and don't impart flavor, even in boiling temperatures.
When I was there, I saw 1-gallon and 5-gallon bags. They also had a package of 4 square yards of cheesecloth, which I have used as hop bags. The width is not enough for large amounts of grains, though.
 

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walmart has those kneehigh stockings that come in the little 25cent prize eggs for 33 cents a pair, dont get any dyed colors.
 

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not sure but i fit 5 lbs of sliced bananas, with room to spare, probably could have fit double.. all steeping grain recipes i have done so far would fit..



6.5 qt pot for size reference
 
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