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brew bag question
« on: September 24, 2017, 02:56:36 PM »
Hey all,

I received my brew bag to fit my coleman cooler. Stupid question I guess but my understanding is I do the all grain brew just same but instead of manifold at bottom of cooler I am going to use this bag for the mash and sparge?

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Mike

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Re: brew bag question
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 03:45:11 PM »
Yep, that's it.
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Re: brew bag question
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 03:47:52 PM »
Thanks
Lastly, still important to not disturb bottom of grain bed when adding sparge?

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Re: brew bag question
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 03:50:37 PM »
Thanks
Lastly, still important to not disturb bottom of grain bed when adding sparge?

thx

I'm a batch sparger, so I actually stir the grain after adding all the sparge water at once.  But if you fly sparge, then yeah, I assume you don't want to disturb the bed.
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Re: brew bag question
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 04:28:16 PM »
   If you're using a round cooler, I recommend getting one of the perforated false bottom kits to go with the bag. If you have a rectangular cooler then never mind.
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Re: brew bag question
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2017, 04:34:35 PM »
yes, it is the rectangular. Thanks Denny and visor

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Re: brew bag question
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2017, 05:43:31 PM »
I have my own miller now. Since now using this very mesh net, any idea what I can mill down to? .030?

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Re: brew bag question
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 06:07:59 PM »
I have my own miller now. Since now using this very mesh net, any idea what I can mill down to? .030?

You're just gonna have to experiment.  What works for someone else may or may not work for you.  I have no idea what my mill is set to.  I only know that it works well, I don't get stuck runoffs, and I get great efficiency.
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 09:03:24 PM »
I lift the bag and let it drain completely by placing it on a colander straddled across the sides of the cooler. Because of this, I don't think there's any such thing as too fine a grind when using the bag.

Once completely drained, I place it back in the cooler and batch sparge. ...then do it again.

Using the bag, I use less water and less grain due to my efficiency.


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