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Offline Lazy Ant Brewing

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BIAB question
« on: August 01, 2014, 09:57:24 PM »
I would assume the bags that you buy for BIAG can only be used once>  Is that correct?
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Re: BIAB question
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 10:12:32 PM »
I've used mine probably 20 times each.  I reuse them until they eventually spring a leak, no problem at all (until then).
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Re: BIAB question
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2014, 10:21:41 PM »
Thanks.
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Re: BIAB question
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2014, 10:25:26 PM »
I use mine until they spring a leak. Then I sew the hole shut and use it some more!

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Re: BIAB question
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2014, 12:36:03 AM »
If you get a quality, custom-made bag (like from bagbrewer.com), you can get years of use with proper care. I squeeze the snot out of mine and it's still in great shape.

If you use a less durable bag (I used this one for a while: http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/brewing/brewing-equipment/stirring-straining/large-straining-bag-18-3-4-x-19.html ), then I'd recommend to always keep a backup on hand. They tend to break at the most inopportune moments. After tearing a couple of bags, I decided to drop the money on a higher quality bag.
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Re: BIAB question
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2014, 02:50:20 AM »
then I'd recommend to always keep a backup on hand.

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Re: BIAB question
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2014, 03:47:49 PM »
I use a nylon grain bag I bought in 2010 and still use it. Granted, I only use it on 1-2 gallon batches but it has held up without a problem except for the hole near the mouth I accidentally burned.
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Re: BIAB question
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2014, 10:04:38 PM »
Yeah good bags last a long time. Mine seems like new (besides color) and it's a year old.
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Re: BIAB question
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 06:34:43 PM »
you can get a real nice one at www.brewinabag.com