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From: Eric Mintz <ericm@bach.ftcollinsco.NCR.COM>
Subject: All-grain with bags?
Date: 1992-03-26 00:13:47 GMT

Eric Rose <> writes:

> > It seems to me that a lot of the complication of all-grain brewing, namely
> > complicated lautering procedures, could be avoided by simply putting the
> > milled grains in grain bags during mashing. After completion of mashing,
> > the bags could simply be lifted out of the mash-tun (which could just be your

I tried this on my first all-grain batch; I burned a whole in the grain

Another problem you risk is getting dry pockets of grain that could
release non-converted starches during the sparge.

- --Eric

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