my first batch with the new bag under my belt this weekend. so far so good.
1st time doing all grain brewing. The brew bag made it so easy. If your'e new to all grain or an old pro try this bag it's so easy
Used twice so far, this is a huge upgrade from a paint strainer type bag. The mesh is very fine and strong. Coupled with the handles, this is super easy to use and cleans out with just a shake. Now just to see how well it holds up over the long term.
Only brewed twice so far but the bag is VERY sturdy. It sure seems like it will last me for a long time. Definitely worth the money!
Great product. It's easier to clean and more durable than other bags I've used. But it really separates itself from the pack because of its consistent performance. I get the same mash efficiency every time, holding grain weight and other variables consistent.
Wish I'd bought this years ago! The brew bag is great. Saves tons of time. Simplifies the process. All of which are critical with an already crazy busy life with kids.
I love the Brew Bag ,I have 3 of these bags for my different kettles.
Having experiences with brewing more than 50 all grain batches I am looking forward to try the more simple BIAB techniqes with a new larger pot and this great bag. Also the product was fast delivered to my home in Denmark.
Just wish I hadn't waited so long to replace my repurposed cotton laundry bag with this excellent product!
I've mashed twice with it and couldn't be happier. It fits my 14 gallon pot perfectly. Has very strong straps for hoisting, twisting and squeezing. The mesh is fine enough to keep all the grain material inside where it belongs. Best part is the easy cleanup. No grain sticks to the bag and it washes out in minutes. Love it!
I've been doing BIAB for 5 or 6 years now, using a voile homemade bag. Purchased this one and it it well made with great sturdy straps. Gave them my measurements and bag is plenty big enough. Ordered the ratchet pulley as well, works great
The bag really simplifies the process. It's easy to use and easy to clean. The largest standard size fits perfectly in my 15 gallon kettle.
Price and customer service can't be beat.
I was very happy with the shipping, price, quality, and ease of use. I'm planning on a multi-temp rest wheat mash for my next brew, and with a false bottom I don't think this will melt, either... but that remains to be tried!
Simply LOVE my brew bag! it saves me many extra steps and cuts down the equipment needed for brew day... this means less to clean later! This one is much more durable than the last two cheaper ones i purchased from other places. i highly recommend this product for your all grain batches!
High quality, works great! Recommend buying the clips because the bag will slide off the the edge of kettle
This brew bag is the best one I've used yet! Though it is the most expensive by $10, it is totally worth the increased price as you will never need another brew bag. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to start BIAB brewing.
No more clogged valves and clean-up is a breeze. Don't need to worry about super messy trub. Bag is easy to clean.
Far better quality than other bags i have used.
This goes far beyond the cheap bag that my local brew store recommended. I had so much that made it through the $7.99 bag I picked up. This was amazing. I also purchased the pulley system to get it out of the pot. Everything worked amazingly! Highly recommend this product! I wish I would have started here and not trusted my local brew store on this one.
I brewed my fist batch in the bag yesterday and it was really a breeze to use. I was concerned that cleaning the bag might be a chore, but even that wasn't time consuming or difficult. After dumping the bulk of the grains, I rinsed it in the kitchen sink, took it outside and shook it out, and that was it. The bag was clean. My post boil wort was very clear with very little trub. Looking forward to brewing my next batch with the bag.
Good bag for BIAB. Pricier than others but hopefully will last a while
Great product! Brewed two batches and found the bag to be as advertised. Easy to use and clean. We crushed our grains twice for the second batch to improve brewhouse efficiency as the first batch was quite low at 60%. Second batch numbers were all right on the mark! The bag fits perfectly in our 8 gallon kettle. Nice transition to all grain brewing. No more extract for us!
Not only was service great and shipping prompt.. but the quality of the product is excellent. It made my process easier, it improved my efficiency and honestly has made my brew day more enjoyable. 100% recommend and when I increase the size of my batches, I will be going back to buy again.
I purchased a custom sized Brew in a bag for a large kettle i use for brewing. I was brewing batches using maple sap instead of water. Using the Brew in a Bag I was able to maximize utilization of the sap which needs to be collected and was the limiting ingredient. After 4 batches, 2 red ales and 2 oatmeal stouts I am impressed with the results. Instead of a mash tun, HLT and sparging I get the all grain extracts in one pot. Saves time and efficiency. I would recommend the ratchet pulley set up. I placed my pot under the garage door support in my garage for boiling and mashing. I placed the hook for the ratchet in a hole in my door track support and lifted the bag and let it drip back into the poy. my grain batches were about 15 pounds so the ratchet made handling so much easier. The Brew in a Bag is sturdy and fit well using the dimensions of my pot for a custom size. Overall a great purchase. 4 batches so far and no signs of wear or weakness in the bag. Don't forget the ratchet pulley when you order!
If you're looking for the best quality BIAB out there this is by far the one you want! You should get many years of beers out of this bag!
After using cheaper bags for 10+ brews, I was amazed at how much better this bag is. It fits my kettle perfectly, and the reinforcement straps and loops make pulling 25lbs of wet grain out a cinch. Also the mesh is finer than what I had been using so the wort was much clearer, and the bag was much easier to clean. 10/10 will definitely buy again!
I've used cheaper bags in the past, and they aren't worth the trouble. They make me nervous in fact. This bag is well-made and very strong. Highly recommend.
Not wanting to make the investment in additional 20gal kettles, I bought the BIAB bag to move into all grain brewing. My first brew, Nut Brown Ale, was so simple and came out great. The bag is strong and easy to clean, dry and store.I would recommend this to anyone wanting to move into all grain and partial mash brews.
The Handles are great for lifting heavy grain bills out of the kettle by pulley that slips over the hook for convenient lifting.
Everything was allright as to the products and service, the big misery are the taxes and VAT zo that the products become rather expensive. The system of brewing in a bag is perfect
Easier to use and gives significantly higher efficiency than the older smaller bag I had been using.
I'm 2 brews in with BIAB and absolutely hooked on this method. I recently started back brewing after a 15 year hiatus, did a partial mash first when I found out about BIAB and purchased this bag. I never did all-grain before because it looked a bit complicated, needed multiple vessels and would take a long time with lots to clean. This makes all-grain easy. The bag is solid as advertised, and the beer is awesome! FWIW I'm using a 10 gallon kettle for 5 gallon batches, a grill grate from a barbecue on top of the kettle to lay the bag on after the mash, and the gloves from this site to squeeze it all out. Have hit +/- 75% efficiency so far without resorting to any extra effort.
I ordered The Brew Bag after getting fed up with the lighter options available at my local brew supply store that were barely big enough to get the job done and never survived a brewing session without busting a hole somewhere. The Brew Bag shipped the day after I ordered it and got to me in Canada in just a few days. The quality of this product was exactly as described and brewing with it was a dream! Highly recommended.
good quality bag, I like the weight is held by the straps and not by the fabric, so I'm ensured it won't rip. I also suggest to buy the gloves as you'll need them.
Never looked back!
Outstanding Product. Used a standard crush and mashed for 90 minutes for a 16.4 Brix Helles Bock. Brew house efficiency = 76.5%. Bag is sturdy and the supplied hoist worked perfect. Will check back after I brew the next dozen batches.
This is my second purchase of a Brew Bag, a very good product for the BIAB enthusiast. Used the first bag for 21 batches before a hole appeared. Well worth the price for the utility and convenience.
I purchased this brew bag for my son-in-law and from the happy look on his face I'd say it was a big hit. He hasn't used it yet but will be soon. :)
Havent tested my bag. But shipping time was long. But if you order 23rd of december you asking for troubble! But got my bag. Tomorrow brewing.
Looks the same, previous starts to show signs of age after over 40 batches. I use an induction heater for 15 gallon pot and have to keep the bag from touching the bottom.
Brewed my first batch a week ago and it was great! Super sturdy, easy to use and brought my efficiency up!!!
Bought this to use in a SSBrew Tech insulated mash tun-made it very easy to clean the grain out after mashing and sparging, also kept small bits of grain out of the wort better than the false bottom alone, saving time during vorlauf and runoff. Would definitely buy again.
Easy cleanup, less water used, and just as good if not better efficiency than with other sparging methods. Bag is high quality. 10/10 time would purchase again.
I have now used the Brew Bag in my 20 gal kettle and I cannot give this product enough praise. Very high quality product, easy to use, great addition to my brewery. Much better product than the cheaper alternatives
I'm very happy with this bag. My previous bag (which I've used for almost five years) worked well, but over the years it had developed a brownish color, lost almost all of its fabric handles due to burning, and didn't fit my new kettle very well. I've decided to get a new one, and I'm very happy that I did. This bad looks and feels great, and I think the design is very clever as the tapering of the bag at the bottom makes draining better and prevents spillage. It also seems easier to clean than my previous bag.
I also appreciate the hop bag I got with it, it's awesome.
Bag fits perfect in my new 22gal BrewBuilt kettle. The handles on the bag make it easy to hoist up using my pulley.
Works well in both of my brew kettles.
I've only used it twice so far, but it is exactly what I expected when purchasing. Definitely feels like it will hold up over multiple brews!
Nice product very strong and easy to use and clean.
I've made 2 batches so far, a standard pale ale and a high gravity porter with a fearsome grain bill. the bag handled it all well with no sticking about 5-10 minutes to sparge. Easy to clean and dry
They work great. Would buy again if I had too. I got the gloves and the pulley also.
The bag seemed fairly study but it's obviously made of very thin material. I noticed little rips after the first batch, didn't seem to hurt the second batch and they haven't ripped further so far though.
I'm guessing the rips came from draping the bag on the sides of the kettle and pushing down on them to adjust the height of the bag in the kettle. For that reason I highly recommend buying some sort of clamps.
Despite all that I think it's a very good bag and it would be hard to find a better design.
I have the taller bag for a 32 quart kettle or the 10g cooler mash tun. This is my second bag I have ordered and they are awesome! My first one last over 24 brews. The only reason I replaced it was because I spilled some 3in1 oil on it. Great bags! I don't recommend anything else!
on time, fit to my kettle, robust. Happy buyer.
Superb quality, fast shipping.
I purchased this bag as a gift for my husband. It is a replacement for a well loved and well used brew bag - which is still functioning well but my husband can't imagine brewing without it now. So a back up for when the original may finally have to be put to rest!
It was very easy to order online, and the product tracking is top quality. Brew bag arrived exactly as ordered and promised. The product is fantastic and I've had a couple of successful brews since receiving it.
I've only brewed one batch but simply love this product. It will last many many times. I can't see how it can wear out. It cleaned easily simply by rinsing in the kitchen sink. I put the bag with the spent grain in a garbage bag, and inverted the brew bag dumping the grain into the garbage bag. It couldn't have been easier. I'd recommend the ratchet hoist as well. It wouldn't be fun trying to lift the bag out of the brew pot and hold it while it drained. The lift made it simple. Both items are a must if you want simple brewing.
I've been brewing all-grain for a couple of years after switching from extract. I used a Gatorade cooler with a homemade false bottom for my mash tun and always had poor efficiency averaging about 55% for low gravity or high gravity brews. The beer was always good, but the poor efficiency was something I made several attempts at fixing without any success. I gave the brew in a bag a try and my first brew hit 72% efficiency; a massive improvement from all of my previous brews. I'm totally happy with my brew bag and wish I'd brewed this way sooner. The only brew method I'd like to improve with the BIAB is achieving more accurate and consistent mash temperature in my pot, which was pretty easy in my old Gatorade cooler. I'm sure I'll get this refined after a couple more brews under my belt. Thumbs up!
This is an excellent product. I have completed four 10-gallon batches with the bag since I bought it in July 2016 and it still looks like new. Consistent 80% efficiency for every batch so far. Use a stainless reinforced false bottom or lift the bag off the kettle bottom is you need to fire up the burner to raise the mash temperature to avoid burning the bag and scorching the grains.
The Brew Bag is well worth the money and pays for itself quickly.
DON'T WORRY ABOUT MASH TEMPS AND RISK YOUR BAG BY FIRING UP THE BURNER. (Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying About 1 or 2 degrees and Love Home Brewing Again)
For me, buying this bag forced me to reconcile stressing about little things and enjoying the fact I was making beer I enjoyed for wicked cheap. If you are trying to dial in tenths of a degree, you are probably doing three-step mashing and whatever and doing site visits to your preferred maltster.
To do BIAB brewing in my uninsulated Rhode Island garage without giving up too many degrees I added an Anova sous vide heater. Won't scorch the bag, circulates water and eliminated the urge to hoist the bag a little and fire up the burner.
But you don't HAVE to do that. For our purposes keeping the water within a few degrees is not 1) hard, 2) a huge deal if you just want to make good beer. Just don't burn the bag. The beauty and simplicity of this product deserves your respect.
Maybe the best $30 I've spent on my brewing setup. It's already paid for itself by saving a few bucks on each batch getting grain instead of extract. (yes, that adds time to the process, but that's just more time in the quiet of my brewery and an extra beer or three during the brew day. win-win-win.)
Oh, and squeeze the bag. Squeeze the shitout of it. The whole tannin thing is bullshit and you're wasting pints of sweet, sweet wort.
This thing doesn't suck!
Way nicer than the other bags I have used. Great quality. Great service. Thank you!
The quality of this product is great. The availability in many sizes let's you critically size the bag for the pot. My efficiency was substantially higher due to the critical sizing. I highly recommend the pulley kit.. it is much easier then holding 10 pounds of wet malt for 10 minutes to get the last of the malt to drain. Great product!
Very impressed with the build quality of this bag vs my previous (other brands) two bags. After three batches (6-12gal) with double crushed grain, I can say it filters amazingly well and appears to be holding up great!
So far only used for small batches. It's easy for one person to hold while another is squeezing with gloves. I would imagine you might need the pulley system for larger brews. But for small batches, this is the way to go.
After much reading, research and deliberation, I decided to go with a BIAB from "The Brew In A Bag" for my first foray into whole grain. I have to tell you, the experience was fantastic. I would recommend this system to anyone, beginner or experienced.
P.S. The gloves work great too!
This is the second time I order this bag. The first one had a very sad death, with a massive hole on its side. This is not a defect, that was my kettle thermometer who decided to do this.
The product is perfect. Very large, high quality materials, easy to clean, fast shipping, could not recommend this enough!
Not what I was expecting, , it's to tall for my kettle, and requires a bungee cord to prevent from going in the the kettle, my opinion is that it's a generic bag that doesn't require measurements of ones kettle, it will do!!
I have only used this brew bag once to date. I also bought the rope and pulley and was pleased with its auto non slip ratchet. For fear of damaging my finger I used a large screw driver to release this ratchet at the end of the Sparge. The bag fits my 50qt Cooler perfectly. The only problem I found was in squeezing the loaded bag in order to gain efficiency.
I ordered a custom brew bag to fit my 15 gal mash tun that I use to boil too. Quality is excellent. It's tough and the fine mesh doesn't let any particles through.