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Brew In A Bag vs.The Dreaded Stuck Sparge

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Brew In A Bag vs.The Dreaded Stuck Sparge

We read a lot of articles on the brewing process, and lately we came across two that addressed the issue of the dreaded stuck sparge. The sparge is post mash washing of the sugars from the grains and is accomplished by methodically adding just enough water to the mash tun to "float" the top portion of the grain bed. To allow outflow some sort of manifold with approximately 1/16" holes is inserted in the bottom of the tun. This lets gravity and pressure work together to provide an outlet for the heavier sugar laden wort. The manifold is connected to...

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Brew In A Bag Video Series by The Brew Bag founder Rex Slagel

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Brew In A Bag Video Series by The Brew Bag founder Rex Slagel

We've seen a good many videos showing how to use a fabric filter to brew in a bag, but there aren't any that detail why this works so well. Here you'll find a bit of science along with some practical information to make great beer in about 3.5 hours using minimal equipment. 

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Homebrew Academy review of the The Brew Bag®

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Homebrew Academy review of the The Brew Bag®

Todd Hamm took our Round Cooler Bag for a test drive. You can see his video here. 

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FUHMENTABOUDIT interview during the AHA Baltimore

Mary Izett stopped by our booth and asked us for a few minutes to let her listeners know about The Brew Bag - we obliged - here it is. Our portion  in episode # 170 starts at 29:22 - Thanks Mary!!

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Brew In A Bag Process and Tips - video

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Brew In A Bag Process and Tips - video

We've added a series to YouTube so you can see the step-by-step process of brewing using a fabric filter. This VIDEO outlines the processes and briefly explains the advantages of using true filter instead of relying on the grain bed and a bottom pick up.

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