Thoughts on a 40-gallon brew bag?

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Thoughts on a 40-gallon brew bag?

Postby raketemensch » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:36 pm

I've got my mop wringer bucket, which works fine, but I'd really love to be able to just hoist something up and let it drip.

I know Corene was using some underlayment material, which I've got a bit of here, but I'm not sure how you would make a bag that big out of it.

Has anyone come up with a good solution for this situation? A big-ass bag that you could just hoist up on a pulley and allow to drip back into the barrel? Gravity is a hell of a thing if you can leverage it....
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Re: Thoughts on a 40-gallon brew bag?

Postby nerdybrewer » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:03 pm

raketemensch wrote:I've got my mop wringer bucket, which works fine, but I'd really love to be able to just hoist something up and let it drip.

I know Corene was using some underlayment material, which I've got a bit of here, but I'm not sure how you would make a bag that big out of it.

Has anyone come up with a good solution for this situation? A big-ass bag that you could just hoist up on a pulley and allow to drip back into the barrel? Gravity is a hell of a thing if you can leverage it....


BIAB, I have a 160 gallon BIAB here.
You can buy them in smaller sizes (LOL).
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Re: Thoughts on a 40-gallon brew bag?

Postby fizzix » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:26 am

Check out the Wilser Brew Bag System: http://biabbags.webs.com/
They sell all size brew bags and a 150-lb. ratcheted pulley system.
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Re: Thoughts on a 40-gallon brew bag?

Postby nerdybrewer » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:44 am

fizzix wrote:Check out the Wilser Brew Bag System: http://biabbags.webs.com/
They sell all size brew bags and a 150-lb. ratcheted pulley system.


They made mine, for my huge stainless brewing strainer.
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Re: Thoughts on a 40-gallon brew bag?

Postby raketemensch » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:51 pm

Exactly what I needed, thanks.

Nerdy, do you squeeze, or just drip?
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Re: Thoughts on a 40-gallon brew bag?

Postby nerdybrewer » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:34 pm

raketemensch wrote:Exactly what I needed, thanks.

Nerdy, do you squeeze, or just drip?


Lifted and dripped my smaller one, with a little squeezing.
The larger one is for use this spring, I will have a come along attached to the rafter and lift it out of the "strainer" a bit at a time.
That's the current plan anyhow, many things can go wrong when you supersize!
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Re: Thoughts on a 40-gallon brew bag?

Postby raketemensch » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:17 pm

Yeah, I’m also now thinking that it might be a horrible idea when I use the drill to stir everything up...
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