Take the 2-minute tour ×
Homebrewing Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for dedicated home brewers and serious enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Where can you buy and what type of material have you made a BIAB with? Specifically:

-Name/brand/type of material
-Mesh size
-Dimensions of raw material and final bag

share|improve this question

3 Answers 3

  • Generic brand
  • Nylon
  • Fine mesh - the finer the better
  • 20 inches deep by 18 inches wide

This bag holds at least eight pounds of grain. I BIAB as my pilot system, making 1-3 gallon batches on my stove.

A friend of mine thinks any fine nylon mesh will work. You could make one from materials found in an arts & craft store like Michael's or Beverly's Fabrics.

share|improve this answer

This is what I used:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90111980

It is sold as a curtain, it comes with two sheets measuring 94" X 110" and is made of polyester voile, don't know the mesh size. I cut one sheet in half and fold it in half when I use it to line my insulated bottling bucket mash tun. So my "bag" is 55" X 47" folded once. I rinse it off and toss it in the washer with my hop bags after brewing. It cost $5 US, and is 4 times the material I needed.

share|improve this answer

I have tried two. I've used 100% polyester voile curtain material. You can find that at pretty much any fabric store and buy it by the yard. With that, I never bothered making a bag and things worked out well.

I recently decided to try a sparging bag in my now-insulated 6.5 gallon bottling bucket as an alternative, and I feel like I'm getting more positive results with that method because I can still drain through the grain bed for filtration (and you can lift it by the spigot for faster drainage).

I don't know exactly what brand it is, but it might be Bru-Heat. I purchased it from my LHBS and it is called "Sparging Bag for 6.5 Gallon Bucket." http://www.home-brew.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=EMP3373&Category_Code=BRUH

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.