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WoodHokie4

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So, I know and fully understand that you shouldn't skimp on equipment and will get a better product if you're using the proper tools (as is the case in any task).

My main question is:
Has anyone ever used a mesh strainer in place of those nylon bags? I'm working under a pretty tight budget and those thugs can be pricy.

Secondly, what piece of equipment have you rigged up yourself?
 

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Are you just going to sit the strainer on the edge of the bucket with the fruit dangling into the liquid below?

Go to the dollar store and buy a cheap pair of pantyhose. Separate the legs, and then you can use the same pair twice, and toss them when you are done. I've never used a nylon bag.
 
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I was going to just use the strainer over my primary as I poured the must into it. However, your dollarstore idea is much more ghetto-tastic...I like this idea much better!

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Walmart womens knee highs. Plain white for .33 cents a pair. Work great for dry hopping with marbles.
Or go get a 2 pk of 5g paint strainers from Home Depot for 3.80. I use both and toss the hoe's after a single use. Strainer bags are good for a few batches.
 

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I used Wally-World store brand sheer curtain material. One package made several strong keggle sized bags.
 

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You have two choices here. Prepare a excuse to tell the sales clerk why you're buying cheap pantyhose, or find some way to convince your significant other why you need hers. lol

Happy Brewing.
 

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Is that prepackaged or does your wallyworld have a sewing section? WVMJ

I used Wally-World store brand sheer curtain material. One package made several strong keggle sized bags.
 
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