Author Topic: Grain Sock  (Read 6552 times)

crwright2020

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Grain Sock
« on: August 09, 2008, 06:23:15 AM »
I recently received an order of brewing ingredients and I did not get a grain sock.  Can I steep the grain loose and filter it through a strainer when transfering to the boil pot?  Will I be able to pour my sparge water through the same stainer?

I guess what I really need to know is, is there any harm in steeping my grain loose?

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Re: Grain Sock
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008, 06:46:57 AM »
No, there is no problem steeping your grains loose. That is how you steep (Sacrification) All Grain batches. I make the assumption that you are doing a Partial Mash (PM). The grain bill in a PM is small enough that there should not be any problem. However, it would be a lot easier if you had a bag. You can go to any hardware store and pick up a 1 or 5 Gallon Nylon Paint strainer that will do the job more efficiently than a grain sock, and its reusable. I use them for Hops additions also.

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Re: Grain Sock
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2008, 05:40:12 PM »
I'd say you're better off keeping your grain loose, as long as you can strain it out effectively before the boil.
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Re: Grain Sock
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2008, 07:48:26 AM »
For a small grain bill like PM. The 5 gallon Paint strainer would be perfect. You could add the grains, Seal it off and then drop it in the water. Best of both worlds, DONE!

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