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Postby slowpokedom » Thu May 26, 2011 11:36 am

15 gallon tun
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it has a 4 inch raised bottom

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these are the components

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here are all the pieces together

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finally with the cover on

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The bag is very strong and well made. it is rectangular and would work very well in a cooler mash tun. im am so gratefull that the link was posted before i tried to make one myself

ok now after the sugar wash ill go get some corn to mash. pics in a couple of weeks i guess
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Re: pics of the grain bag

Postby stillton » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:21 pm

looks good.
heres the e-bay link posted in the other thread: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Huge-mashing-and- ... _500wt_949
or the USA-version of the same ad http://cgi.ebay.com/Huge-mashing-and-sp ... 35b276a405

many people seems to ferment on the grain. if i understand correct it gives better yield for making whisky, but is not a good idea when making beer for drinking.
could it be a good idea to ferment inside the bag and taking it out before distillation to avoid scorching?
since it gives a different taste to beer, it also gives a different taste to whisky?
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Re: pics of the grain bag

Postby jake_leg » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:29 am

@slowpokedom I need a false bottom like that, I was thinking of taking up ChefDaniel's tip and putting legs on a pizza screen.

@stillton Nice idea. The bag might help filter out the yeast too.
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Re: pics of the grain bag

Postby slowpokedom » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:33 am

jake_leg wrote:@slowpokedom I need a false bottom like that, I was thinking of taking up ChefDaniel's tip and putting legs on a pizza screen.

@stillton Nice idea. The bag might help filter out the yeast too.



I think your idea is the ticket. my false bottom did not fit properly because the pot is a second. I used stainless nuts and bolts for the legs. I have a smaller pot that i uses stainless mesh from a racing car website. These bottoms both require a filtering bag.
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Re: pics of the grain bag

Postby slowpokedom » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:34 am

i will not be fermenting on the grain- Why???? i dont know
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Postby jake_leg » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:02 am

slowpokedom wrote:I used stainless nuts and bolts for the legs. I have a smaller pot that i uses stainless mesh from a racing car website. These bottoms both require a filtering bag.


Stainless sounds good. The pizza screens themselves are aluminium but I think that should be OK.

I get in troubling for repurposing household items and then breaking them. Most recently the meat thermometer which is not supposed to be immersed, oops.
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Re: pics of the grain bag

Postby slowpokedom » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:04 am

jake_leg wrote:
slowpokedom wrote:I used stainless nuts and bolts for the legs. I have a smaller pot that i uses stainless mesh from a racing car website. These bottoms both require a filtering bag.


Stainless sounds good. The pizza screens themselves are aluminium but I think that should be OK.

I get in troubling for repurposing household items and then breaking them. Most recently the meat thermometer which is not supposed to be immersed, oops.



i think aluminum is ok for mashing---just not for formenting.
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Postby punkin » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:46 pm

pics of the grain bag


I think that's quite nasty. She looks a very nice woman :)
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Postby jake_leg » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:03 am

jake_leg wrote:The pizza screens themselves are aluminium but I think that should be OK.


I think it is alkaline conditions which are bad for aluminium, conditions during the mash are acid.

Apparently John Palmer uses aluminium pots for brewing but I don't think there is completely uniform opinion that it is OK.
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Re: pics of the grain bag

Postby mikejwoodnz » Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:06 am

punkin wrote:
pics of the grain bag


I think that's quite nasty. She looks a very nice woman :)


What's that mesh thing she's holding ?
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Re: pics of the grain bag

Postby slowpokedom » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:21 am

mikejwoodnz wrote:
punkin wrote:
pics of the grain bag


I think that's quite nasty. She looks a very nice woman :)


What's that mesh thing she's holding ?



i cut a piece of stainless mesh to place in the bottom of the bag to help it maintain shape while stirring.
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Re: pics of the grain bag

Postby jake_leg » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:37 am

slowpokedom wrote: i cut a piece of stainless mesh to place in the bottom of the bag to help it maintain shape while stirring.


I like that idea.

I have been having problems with poor mixing and I think I might put in tubes that allow liquid to flow from the bottom near the element, up to the top of the mash, bypassing the bulk of the solids.
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Re: pics of the grain bag

Postby slowpokedom » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:53 am

jake_leg wrote:
slowpokedom wrote: i cut a piece of stainless mesh to place in the bottom of the bag to help it maintain shape while stirring.


I like that idea.

I have been having problems with poor mixing and I think I might put in tubes that allow liquid to flow from the bottom near the element, up to the top of the mash, bypassing the bulk of the solids.



could you elaborate on that please? all i intend to do is use the drain to manually circulate the liquid from the bottom back over the top while mashing.
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Re: pics of the grain bag

Postby jake_leg » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:39 am

slowpokedom wrote:could you elaborate on that please? all i intend to do is use the drain to manually circulate the liquid from the bottom back over the top while mashing.


Why did I not think of that :doh:
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Re: pics of the grain bag

Postby slowpokedom » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:02 am

jake_leg wrote:
slowpokedom wrote:could you elaborate on that please? all i intend to do is use the drain to manually circulate the liquid from the bottom back over the top while mashing.


Why did I not think of that :doh:


your idea is more interesting though
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