Used it only once and I recomend it to any BIAB brewers out there.
I'm really glad that I picked this up with the bag. It makes clean up so easy. Love it!
Made a crossbeam from a 2x4 to attach the pulley and put it on the top rung of a ladder. Works great to hoist the bag of wet grains out and is able to hold up with no problem.
Just what I needed. Fast and Easy shopping
What use to be a hassle with a pully and clips is now a breeze with the self latching pully. Made it way easier.
This is a great product, along with the brew bag. Ordered it and it was delivered in 3 days. The ratchet works well when raising the loaded grain bag out of the wort. It locks into position so you don't have to tie off your rope like you'd have to with a "regular" pulley. Easy to release after the bag is done draining. Like one of the previous reviews said, watch your fingers when releasing the pulley. I'll never go back to a regular rope and pulley system again. Great product.
Never will I break my back trying to lift a 15lb bag of spent grain from the scalding hot kettle. This Ratchet Pulley made the job incredibly easy to do by myself. No sticky wort spilled on the floor either. Thank you Physics!
It works perfectly just as described in the advert. One caution though. Use a large screwdriver and not a finger to release its load when finished with the Sparge. Not doing so could loose that finger.
Works great just as planned. Would not do BIAB without one.
A price like this to save my back? Sign me up! Works great.
I have been brewing all-grain for about 5 years & decided several months ago to try BIAB. After doing my research I ordered The Brew Bag & 1/4 inch ratchet pulley. Along with a great price, it was delivered to my house in 2 days. This past weekend I brewed my first batch using the bag. I brewed a 5 gallon batch with 13.5 pounds of grain & the ratchet worked like a charm! After the wort drained from the bag, I was able to put the bag with the wet grains into a trash bag in no time at all & was cleaned up in minutes. Great product!
Works fantastic. Even use it to hold my wort chiller above the kettle to preheat before I drop it in.
I didn't even realize it was a ratchet pulley until it came. It works great, and makes it was easier to lift the bag out. Highly recommend.
Twelve dollars is cheap to have another set of hands. Holds your bag up and locks in place at the height you want. Let the bag drip out sweet sweet wort as you squeeze it to get even more wort out. I don't know how else one would do this without the ratchet pulley and rope. No one can hold the bag up for that much time to get the extra wort out. Plus it would be a mess. Buy the ratchet and pulley you can thank me later.
Keeps me from burning by hands or screw up my back.
Looking forward to test the product
Great system. Functions perfectly. Bag works just like expected and pulley system really really eases the lifting draining process.
I found the quality of the Bag and Pulley impressive and a great value. The technique is easier and less time consuming than using a mash tun. I would highly recommend the technique and this company.
Love the rope ratchet, a perfect complement to my Brewinbag. Perfect for My 5 gal brews.
I can't believe I waited so long to use a pulley for my BIAB sessions!
This one worked superbly (rigged on an old ladder) and it made the post-mash drain SO much easier.
HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Solid pulley, easily holds grain bag for squeezing and manipulating. A carabiner would be nice attached.
Works as advertised. Makes brewing easier
Works very good for what it's used for.Makes lifting the grain brag a lot easier,especially when working alone.Improvements to consider wood be to change the S hook to a D ring carabiner .
The ratchet pulley has worked well for the 2 batches I have used it for. Makes it easy to suspend my bag over the kettle to drain. I did replace the S hook that holds the bag straps with a straight D carabiner. Just seems safer than the original
Does what it says. Easy to use. Since it is a ratchet, you need to consider how you will rig the pulley so you can reach to release it. This will limit how high you can mount this pulley, unless you don't mind standing on a ladder to release it, which could be dangerous or require help from a buddy. I have hoisted 75lbs with a 3:1 rig. Since it is a ratchet it is the last pulley in the system. The ratchet holds just like it is supposed to, but just incase I always recommend tying it off.
Purchased this with my new brew bag. Makes lifting a heavy bag of grains a snap! I did a dunk sparge on the second batch and it works great. I would highly recommend this system to anyone looking to upgrade their equipment.
Nice easy to use pully to compliment a great keggle grain bag. I easily and confidently hoisted 20lbs of grains. For 5 stars I would have liked a larger hook to make grabbing the large flat bag handles easier.
It's a pully, and as to be expected it has its' ups and downs. Inexpensive and the rope feels thinner than it is with weight. But very functional and the price is right.
Works perfectly and makes pulling out the bag after brewing so much easier!