Cold brew coffee... Now there's an idea!I've been very happy with my wilser bags. I got the grand slam package, the hop bags, and pulley are awesome as well. I use the hop bags for small batches for starters, and for making cold brew coffee. Multi-purpose! no unitaskers in my kitchen!
+1 for Wilserbrewer bags.
Wilser, any chance straps would be incorporated in future bags?
That loop knot was key for making hoisting easier for me. I think the last hoists I ordered from wilser had the loops included.From what I have seen in photos of the Brew Bag (including the one earlier in this thread), the handles would appear to make hooking up a hoist easier, but due to the length of the handles, you need much more vertical clearance above the kettle to lift the bag with a hoist. On the other hand, a Wilser bag can be hoisted with less vertical clearance if you use a loop of cord to cinch around the free material at the top of a Wilser bag (there's a name for this knot, but I don't remember it.) It also requires hooking up only one host point vs. four.
I use Wilser bags, and recommend them.
My Wilser can be a bit slow flow at times (big grain bills) but I'm sure it's a much finer micron than brew bag. A "very" open false bottom will help greatly as does using a very small pump ($10 ebay 12v type). You don't need a fast/huge pump, just something to move the wort slowly over an hour or two.How is recirculation and the Wilser bag? I'm pretty happy with my 400 micron Brewbag with the exception that there's a few folds from the hem at the top and where the material gathers to sew the straps that trap grain. The hem is just dumb, it should be folded the opposite direction.
I went through 2 of the 200 micron Brewbag bags in short order but I think it was my fault. First frayed I believe from using a metal spoon, second I guess was slightly damp when I put it away and it mildewed.
Height hasn't been a problem for me even though I have pretty short clearance. I have my kettle stand set up so the rim is at a comfortable height and the bag is only about 2" taller than the kettle. I hold it in place with an PT band (giant rubber band.)