BIAB / no sparge brewing

User avatar
RogerP
Posts: 2337
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:06 pm

BIAB / no sparge brewing

Post by RogerP »

For those who practice BIAB type brewing, have you developed any innovative methods for holding the grain? I'm not sold on the idea of a fabric bag holding 15Kg+ of wet malt.
”spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ ʎɐld”

This year I think that I will finally develop an invisible cardigan and my project to extract gold from spiders legs will also reap great rewards.

User avatar
vacant
Posts: 182
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:33 am
Location: downstairs
Contact:

Re: BIAB / no sparge brewing

Post by vacant »

I assumed the seams in a bag would be the the most likely point of failure so I used a single net curtain "voile" padded around the inside of the boiler and hanging over the rim. Secured around the rim with rope (others use bungee cords), when it is time to lift just gather up the overhang in one hand, spin the "bag" with the other then tie it shut.

Bag gets drained in a bucket with a cake tray in the base, in the aussie forum I learnt from, they drain over the boiler using a hook into a ceiling joist to hoist the bag.

I wonder if you could test by placing a cushion on the sheet to prevent concentrating pressure or snagging the voile, put a bucket with 15 litres of water in, gather up the sheet edges and lift?

Dunelm do voile for a fiver.
When a man is tired of beer, he is tired of life; for there is in beer all that life can afford

User avatar
RogerP
Posts: 2337
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:06 pm

Re: BIAB / no sparge brewing

Post by RogerP »

Whilst I'm very competent with a sewing machine and understand fabric reinforcement well, I just don't like the idea of heaving a squidgy bag of hot grain around.

Possibly lining something like this, but in SS, would be a step in the right direction.
Image
”spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ ʎɐld”

This year I think that I will finally develop an invisible cardigan and my project to extract gold from spiders legs will also reap great rewards.

mrlard
Posts: 406
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:40 am

Re: BIAB / no sparge brewing

Post by mrlard »

give me a week lads - the filters i have coming will have 3v brewers converting to BIAB

User avatar
Jeltz69
Posts: 271
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:21 pm
Location: Radstock
Contact:

Re: BIAB / no sparge brewing

Post by Jeltz69 »

sounds interesting

mrlard
Posts: 406
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:40 am

Re: BIAB / no sparge brewing

Post by mrlard »

oh it is :)

User avatar
Jeltz69
Posts: 271
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:21 pm
Location: Radstock
Contact:

Re: BIAB / no sparge brewing

Post by Jeltz69 »

Update on Monday? Will it help me make a Braumeister or Grainfather type system?

User avatar
Jeltz69
Posts: 271
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:21 pm
Location: Radstock
Contact:

Re: BIAB / no sparge brewing

Post by Jeltz69 »

Come on Mark, the suspense is killing me.........

User avatar
vacant
Posts: 182
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:33 am
Location: downstairs
Contact:

Re: BIAB / no sparge brewing

Post by vacant »

Jeltz69 wrote:Come on Mark, the suspense is killing me.........
Have a look
When a man is tired of beer, he is tired of life; for there is in beer all that life can afford

User avatar
Jeltz69
Posts: 271
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:21 pm
Location: Radstock
Contact:

Re: BIAB / no sparge brewing

Post by Jeltz69 »

Oooh that looks good, I await dimensions and a price eagerly.

Post Reply