The Brew Bag® - a mash tun filter for Coolers - Round
NO MORE STUCK SPARGES!!! This filter maximizes the flow of wort. Just put The Brew Bag® in your cooler, add grain and strike temp water as usual. When the mash is done follow your normal sparging procedures and then open the spigot and drain into the boil kettle.
Features of The Brew Bag® for Coolers
Use again and again - NOT a throw away bag
2" loops for lifting - either by hand or with a pulley and a hook
Holds over 100 pounds of grain
Smooth seams on the interior enable quick cleaning
All strapping intersections are reinforced with "X" stitching
1" poly straps cover seams and bear the strain of grain - this bag will last and last
Hand wash and drip dry
Additional Benefits of The Brew Bag® for Coolers
You can also use the The Brew Bag™ as a complete Brew In A Bag NO SPARGE mash tool. Just calculate the full pre-boil volume, add approximately 12 ounces more water per pound of grain (this will be absorbed and tossed). Then just open the spigot and drain into the boil kettle. You may need a bigger mash tun for this process.
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After a few trial brews with an off brand generic mesh bag to see if I liked Brewing with a bag, I decided to give the real thing a go. I absolutely love it, straps are very easy to use and it is plenty long to sit and stay over the edges of my mash tun.
I like the bag, Easy to clean and easy to get out of the cooler. Not sure about how it will withstand the scraping while I stir but time will tell. I think I will buy a false bottom for my cooler just in case the bag rips open. Being worried about the bag tearing while home brewing is no fun. False bottom will provide some added security and the bag should keep it clean.
The Brew Bag for 10 gallon coolers works perfectly! I have brewed with the bag twice now and have hit my pre- and post-boil gravity targets each time. Out of habit, I still sparge with the bag as one would with a traditional all-grain system. Clean-up is a breeze. Anyone who is still using a false bottom, sell it and purchase the Brew Bag! Luckily, I have a ceiling hook in my pantry, so a pulley system was not required.
I have the round 5 gallon brew bag and it is perfect for doing small batches in the kitchen. It fits great and the fine mesh keeps all the unwanted ingredients out of the wort.
I have used the brew bag as a mash tun filter (mash in a cooler in a bag) for several brews now and could not be happier with the results. This is my first experience with all grain batches. I place the bag in a 10 gallon round igloo, fill with 165 degree water, and add the grain. The temperature typically drops about 10 degrees, and after an hour I simply open the valve to drain the wort into the kettle. A quick squeeze of the bag, raised above the kettle with a pulley, and I have 6.5 gallons of crystal clear wort ready to boil. No lauter, no stuck sparges, and have hit target OG every time. Simply dump the grain and rinse the bag to clean. It is well made and durable, and has made the process very simple.