BIAB - Custom Bags: For Coolers/Kegs/Pots/Etc.

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BIAB - Custom Bags: For Coolers/Kegs/Pots/Etc.

Post by Jimmy » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:03 pm

Square/Rectangle cooler bags now available
Custom "hop spider" bags now available

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Ok folks.

After making and trying brew in a bag last weekend, I realized how easy and cheap it is to get into all grain brewing using this method. My girlfriend decided to offer up her time to make custom BIAB bags for people who are looking to give it a go. The bags are 2 pieces; a round bottom piece and and a tube shape for the sides. All seams are double stitched/serged for extra strength.

The following is pricing. Anything bigger, and we can work out a price.

Cylindrical - Up to the size of a Sankey Keg:
$20 without handles
$25 with 2 handles or 4 tabs

Post here or PM me if you're interested in having one made.
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-------------Update - October 28, 2012-------------

Square/Rectangle Cooler BIAB's are now available. Bags are 3 piece construction, similar to a hockey bag (1 piece that wraps from side-bottom-side, and 2 end pieces). Pricing and pictures for square/rectangle cooler bags below:

Square/Rectangle Cooler BIAB - Up to a 70Qt Cooler:
$25 - without handles
$30- with 4 handles or 4 tabs



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-------------Update - February 4, 2013-------------

Custom sized "Hop Spider" bags now available. These bags are made from the same material as our custom BIAB's and sized to fit your kettle & spider rig.

$10

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Post by RubberToe » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:12 pm

Hah, right on. PM on its way.
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Post by Keggermeister » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:19 pm

I wish I had a serger! Those things look awesome. You should put a drawstring on those bad boys for easy removal.

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Post by Graham.C » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:01 am

I think I remember you saying you have a false bottom on your keggle. Am I recalling that correctly, do you think its needed for BIAB?
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Post by mr x » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:07 am

That is a nice job for sure. Makes me consider a mini system...
At Alexander Keith's we follow the recipes first developed by the great brewmaster to the absolute letter. :wtf:

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Post by homebrewcrew » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:23 am

pm sent
JUST BREW IT

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Post by Keggermeister » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:28 am

A 20l version would be great for making stock.

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Post by Jimmy » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:46 am

mgc wrote:I think I remember you saying you have a false bottom on your keggle. Am I recalling that correctly, do you think its needed for BIAB?
I do have a false bottom, though many don't use them. The only advantage of the false bottom is that you can heat the pot directly while the bag is in it. You can use anything for a false bottom though, since it's only used to keep the bag off the bottom.
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Post by Jimmy » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:47 am

homebrewcrew wrote:pm sent
Thanks, I'll give you a shout when I get home.
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Post by Jimmy » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:47 am

Keggermeister wrote:A 20l version would be great for making stock.
This can be done. All I would need are dimensions of the pot.
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Post by GAM » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:31 pm

How much do the handles help?

I'm in but I dont know if I need handles.

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Post by Jimmy » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:34 pm

GAM wrote:How much do the handles help?

I'm in but I dont know if I need handles.

Sandy
Honestly, i'm not too sure. I don't have handles on mine yet, but it wasn't bad without them. The extra length on mine probably helped as well though. I'm thinking about adding a draw string and handles to mine to see how much they help.
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Post by Jimmy » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:14 pm

Custom sizes for hop socks, steeping bags, etc are also available.
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Post by Jimmy » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:18 pm

Here are some pictures of one with handles:

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Post by GAM » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:56 pm

Ya with handels. Better to have them and not need them.

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Re: BIAB - Custom Bags

Post by sleepyjamie » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:05 pm

wouldnt mind getting one of these.

when you guys are using this during the mash how do you keep the keggle insulated?

also for the keggles what sort of efficiencies are you getting? how big of a batch can you make?
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Post by Jimmy » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:15 pm

sleepyjamie wrote:wouldnt mind getting one of these.

when you guys are using this during the mash how do you keep the keggle insulated?

also for the keggles what sort of efficiencies are you getting? how big of a batch can you make?
I just use reflectix. It's a reflective bubble insulation found at home depot, rona etc. I've only done a couple brews so far using this method, but have hit around 72% on both. There are apparently ways to get higher efficiency, but I'm happy with what I'm getting. Batch size really depends on your grain bill, but I've done a 5g, 7% IPA, and still had quite a bit of room left in the keg.
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Post by sleepyjamie » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:35 pm

Jimmy wrote:
sleepyjamie wrote:wouldnt mind getting one of these.

when you guys are using this during the mash how do you keep the keggle insulated?

also for the keggles what sort of efficiencies are you getting? how big of a batch can you make?
I just use reflectix. It's a reflective bubble insulation found at home depot, rona etc. I've only done a couple brews so far using this method, but have hit around 72% on both. There are apparently ways to get higher efficiency, but I'm happy with what I'm getting. Batch size really depends on your grain bill, but I've done a 5g, 7% IPA, and still had quite a bit of room left in the keg.
are you using propane or electric?

if propane how often do you need to leave the burner on to keep the temp constant?
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Post by Jimmy » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:36 pm

sleepyjamie wrote:
Jimmy wrote:
sleepyjamie wrote:wouldnt mind getting one of these.

when you guys are using this during the mash how do you keep the keggle insulated?

also for the keggles what sort of efficiencies are you getting? how big of a batch can you make?
I just use reflectix. It's a reflective bubble insulation found at home depot, rona etc. I've only done a couple brews so far using this method, but have hit around 72% on both. There are apparently ways to get higher efficiency, but I'm happy with what I'm getting. Batch size really depends on your grain bill, but I've done a 5g, 7% IPA, and still had quite a bit of room left in the keg.
are you using propane or electric?

if propane how often do you need to leave the burner on to keep the temp constant?
Propane. And I don't really need to turn the burner on to keep the temp consistent...it drops about 2* over the hour.
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Re: BIAB - Custom Bags

Post by sleepyjamie » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:40 pm

perfect. ill definitely be getting one of these.
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Post by mr x » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:36 pm

Our professional brewer figures that for most heavily modifieed grains, the majority of conversion is done after about five minutes, so it's probably a moot point on insulation for a lot of brews.
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Post by RubberToe » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:45 pm

Hey all, I picked up my bag from Jimmy this evening and it's great. I got a small one to fit my 20 litre pot for stovetop brewing until my rig is finished. FYI I do high gravity partial boils and top up in the primary for a 21L batch. Here are some pics.

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Re: BIAB - Custom Bags

Post by Jimmy » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:47 pm

Nice work on the paddle :cheers2:
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Post by RubberToe » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:56 pm

Jimmy wrote:Nice work on the paddle :cheers2:
Thanks, man. I started a new thread for it as to not thread jack, lol. :cheers:

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Re: BIAB - Custom Bags

Post by sleepyjamie » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:13 pm

whats your guys' process for brewing in a bag?
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