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Mash - thin or thick?

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I wrote this in response to an article written by Brad Smith in which he stated that one of the "cons" to brew in a bag was a high water to grain ratio. He didn't respond.  "You mention that a high WTG ratio produces less beta-amalyse. In my research the higher WTG ratio impacts conversion positively. The enzymatic conversion of starch to maltose for B-Amaylase is activated in the temperature range of 143.6 to 152.6.   See the following from Kai Trauser with references to Dr. Ludwig Narziss and Dennis E. Briggs." The results for mash thickness were somewhat surprising....

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Brulosophy - A few of his favorite things for Christmas.

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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.

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HomeBrew Finds Reviews The Brew Bag -

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I’ve done quite a bit of BIAB brewing.  I’ve used a few different types of bags.  Having used The Brew Bag for a while, I can tell you that it’s the highest quality bag I’ve used.  It is purposed designed, by a homebrewer, for homebrewing and that shows.  From the reinforced seams to the handles to the availability of a number of sizes to the quality of the fabric.  I can wholeheartedly recommend the Brew Bag for BIAB brewing.

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Let's compare brewing filters - No is the new Yes

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As a viable small business, we're about 11 months in and happy to report that The Brew Bag is growing nicely. When the reality that the market was underserved with a strong reliable brew bag way back in January of 2013, I thought I would be supplying home brewers with bags, and that's about it. What has happened however, is more than that. Home brewer's are an independent lot.  I know this because I'm one of them, and I talk to a lot of them on social media, the phone, and via this site.  An important aspect of home brewing...

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Can a grown man rip The Brew Bag?

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I've never been asked that question, but in response to "is the bag strong?" I say, "the material can not be ripped by any man I know, (meaning the phone book rippers may be able to rip the bag, but I don't know any of them) and because of the strength and composition of the fibers, it will not rip - even after being cut. You can see a stress test of the fabric holding a forty pound container of water here.  In preparation for retail sales of The Brew Bag, we did all manner of testing on the material and the strapping. We pulled...

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