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suggestions for grain bag for 10 gallon cooler.
« on: February 16, 2017, 05:20:00 PM »
Seems like this might be the one?
https://www.amazon.com/Brew-Bag-BIAB-Gallon-Brewing/dp/B00QJ76I2W/ref=pd_sbs_79_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00QJ76I2W&pd_rd_r=77SWJ5V2Z3TWQGH46AV0&pd_rd_w=6TO7e&pd_rd_wg=u8oYM&psc=1&refRID=77SWJ5V2Z3TWQGH46AV0

I have a 10 gallon round cooler/mash tun and am considering getting rid of the false bottom in hopes of getting higher efficiency. I continually have efficiency issues and am running out of ideas. Thought this might help...
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Re: suggestions for grain bag for 10 gallon cooler.
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 06:16:16 PM »
Thanks.
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Re: suggestions for grain bag for 10 gallon cooler.
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 06:42:55 PM »
I just bought a cheaper bag on Amazon.  Don't have a link, but it was 2' by 3'.  Definitely bigger than I need for my 5 gallon cooler.  Not sure if it's big enough for 10.  It was something like $15.  Haven't used it yet.
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Re: suggestions for grain bag for 10 gallon cooler.
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 06:49:29 PM »
When removing my false bottom and using one of these bags with batch sparge, will my dead space effectively be zero? I need to modify my equipment profile in beersmith and not sure what would be a good starting point until I can get it dialed in.
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Re: suggestions for grain bag for 10 gallon cooler.
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 06:50:40 PM »
Assuming your pick up tube reaches the bottom, I think yes.
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Re: suggestions for grain bag for 10 gallon cooler.
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2017, 06:52:00 PM »
Assuming your pick up tube reaches the bottom, I think yes.

Good point. No pick up tube. Just the back side of the spigot. I suppose I can just test with water to see if I am able to drain it all the way.
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Re: suggestions for grain bag for 10 gallon cooler.
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2017, 06:53:33 PM »
You can always tilt it, too.
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Re: suggestions for grain bag for 10 gallon cooler.
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2017, 08:07:32 PM »
Keep in mind that a water test won't be 100% accurate as the grain will displace some water. The difference won't be a lot, but could reduce your dead space by half.

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Re: suggestions for grain bag for 10 gallon cooler.
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2017, 08:24:13 PM »
Thanks all. With my current setup, I think I have 0.3 gallons dead space. I should be able to get close enough with my first batch.
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Re: suggestions for grain bag for 10 gallon cooler.
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2017, 11:35:44 PM »
Suggest you check Walmart in whatever section has very fine mesh bags ladies use to keep their stuff together in the washing machine. I've been using them you a while...I have one that may hold 5 lbs of grain when soaked. I use a smaller one for 5 gal batches, always good results. Steve533
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Re: suggestions for grain bag for 10 gallon cooler.
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2017, 11:41:01 PM »
Speaking of Walmart... If you have a sewing machine and a free afternoon you could buy a sheer polyester curtain panel for like 2 bucks and have plenty of material for your grain bag and some hop bags. I like the teardrop shape for round vessels.

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