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

Post by Jimmy » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:44 pm

sleepyjamie wrote:Brewed up a Cow Bay Christmas Ale today (my bosses recipe). Hit around 77%. Was able to take lots of video this time so ill be making a video sometime soon. Anyone know of any half decent video editing software that is free?

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Post by sleepyjamie » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:13 am

I can't find a mini USB cable so I can transfer it from my camera. Will get on it this week.
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Post by RubberToe » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:26 pm

Jimmy, are you still using the same bag matterial as you started with?

I am thinking of getting a larger and more porous bag that will make 44L and high gravity batches easier to do. Right now I have about 10Kg of malt (dry) in those situations and lifting the bag is extremely difficult even with a pulley. A more porous bag will drain faster and will therefore be easier to lift out of the wort. I'm also thinking about getting a bigger pully (and use two of them).
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Post by Jimmy » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:39 pm

Yeah, still using the same material... I'll talk to Becky and see if there's anything else we can use. It's a fine line, and I don't think there's any material available locally that would fit the description.
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Post by sleepyjamie » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:41 pm

RubberToe wrote:Jimmy, are you still using the same bag matterial as you started with?

I am thinking of getting a larger and more porous bag that will make 44L and high gravity batches easier to do. Right now I have about 10Kg of malt (dry) in those situations and lifting the bag is extremely difficult even with a pulley. A more porous bag will drain faster and will therefore be easier to lift out of the wort. I'm also thinking about getting a bigger pully (and use two of them).
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Post by dean2k » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:45 pm

Hey Jimmy & Becky.
Thumbs up. The sheer voile is so fine that the cooler top can still thread into place with ease. AWESOME :headbang:
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Post by Jimmy » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:47 pm

Thanks for sharing the pics, Dean. How's the bag fit otherwise?
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Post by dean2k » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:50 pm

Bang on. The size of the cooler itself is overkill for my 1 gal stove-top batches, but this leaves me with room to grow. cheers,
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Post by Becky » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:59 pm

dean2k wrote:Bang on. The size of the cooler itself is overkill for my 1 gal stove-top batches, but this leaves me with room to grow. cheers,
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Post by HbgBill » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:11 pm

Just ordered a bag for my small rectangular cooler I was going to use as a MT for 3V. Here's hoping it'll solve the issues I'm having maintaining temps in my BK.

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Post by Jimmy » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:22 pm

HbgBill wrote:Just ordered a bag for my small rectangular cooler I was going to use as a MT for 3V. Here's hoping it'll solve the issues I'm having maintaining temps in my BK.
I think this hybrid BIAB method will be exactly what you're looking for. Heat retention is the main reason I'm using the cooler method (as well as the fact that you no longer have to lift/hold the grain bag out of your kettle). I find the cooler adds VERY little extra cleaning time since it's literally just a quick spray and it's clean. There are a few guys on here using this method, and AFAIK they are quite happy with it.
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HbgBill wrote:Just ordered a bag for my small rectangular cooler I was going to use as a MT for 3V. Here's hoping it'll solve the issues I'm having maintaining temps in my BK.
I think this hybrid BIAB method will be exactly what you're looking for. Heat retention is the main reason I'm using the cooler method (as well as the fact that you no longer have to lift/hold the grain bag out of your kettle). I find the cooler adds VERY little extra cleaning time since it's literally just a quick spray and it's clean. There are a few guys on here using this method, and AFAIK they are quite happy with it.
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Post by jacinthebox » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:08 pm

I'm thinking of getting one for the cooler...

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Post by Jimmy » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:45 pm

jacinthebox wrote:I'm thinking of getting one for the cooler...

Making the stab at all grain soon
It's a great way to get into all grain. Fairly cheap, and definitely less intimidating compared to the traditional method.
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Post by Jimmy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:22 pm

Did a quick strength test tonight. We put 85lbs of grain in a keggle bag I had kicking around and it wasn't a problem :rockin:

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Post by adams81 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:27 pm

How do those hop spider bags do with filtering pellets?

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Post by Jimmy » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:23 pm

They filter pellet hops great, but you need to squeeze the bag to get it to drain - the hop sludge covers the material and prevents it from draining. My honest recommendation if you're going with the OBK pot would be to use a side pickup and whirlpool (assuming you want to prevent hops from entering the fermenter).
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Post by Jimmy » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:53 pm

sleepyjamie wrote:I can't find a mini USB cable so I can transfer it from my camera. Will get on it this week.
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Re: BIAB - Custom Bags: For Coolers/Kegs/Pots/Etc.

Post by sleepyjamie » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:01 am

Haha no idea. I'm gonna have to make another one when in in calgary once I have some more time. House is upside down with boxes.
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