We didn't know The Brew Bag was a "favorite thing", but we're glad it is! The paragraph below is the excerpt from his site -
Whether you’re a regular BIAB’r or not, a high quality bag can come in real handy on brew day, and The Brew Bag is a killer option. These bags have a fine enough weave to keep all husk material out of your wort while allowing decent flow liquid, and they can also be used as a hop filter to reduce kettle trub. Click here for a detailed review.
Unlike the cheap grain bags I’d used in the past, The Brew Bag is made of a very fine mesh and includes 4 nylon strap handles to make lifting it out of the mash tun easier. The seams are sewn in such a way that grains would be unable to get stuck underneath, something I found to be incredibly helpful when it came time to clean-up.
What began as a simple problem ended with a great product that has already been used by many brewers with positive results - and re-orders! When I started brewing a few years ago, I did what most folks do - I watched, asked, and watched some more. On February 12, 2011 I bought my first extract kit and gave it a whirl. That first one was a Bavarian Hefeweizen, mostly because my wife likes that style, and I was working the plan towards mutual happiness. It turned out OK, drinkable, not bad, really. It was worth doing after all, and...