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heinz57

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Just got back from the LHBS...and I realized that I forgot to get grain bags.

The LHBS isn't too bad of a drive, but I would much rather just get something from the grocery store if it's possible. I've read that cheesecloth is a decent replacement, but I don't exactly where it's sold.

Or any other DIY grain bag replacements that anyone has come up with. Would panty hose work, or would the heat get to them?

Thanks.

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Paint filters, 5 gallon size. Two will run you a couple bucks at HD or Lowes. They are nylon so they can be reused.

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Cheesecloth works well - I found a roll of stretchy tube cheesecloth (approx. 3" wide laying flat), cut a piece to fit the grains. For mini mashing, I found a deer bag (yes, for putting your dead deer in when hunting) that worked great cut in half. Without stretching it too much, was easily able to line a 2 gallon igloo cooler and hold over 4 lbs grain. Only cost about 1.50, and is nylon and washable. I have heard that cheap womens nylon stockings work well too. Any fairly fine mesh will do, just as long as it won't leach any dye or flavor into your brew.
 
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