DetailsThe Brew Bucket Filter Bag has a Fine Mesh to help keep sediment out of your beer or wine. This bag has an elastic top to help keep it in place when in use. It fits over 7.9 and 6.5 gallon fermenters.
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4.7 / 5.049 ReviewsI thought this worked great!Better than any funnel-filter combination that I've tried when transferring from boil to the primary. I don't know how well it works with hop pellets (I was using whole when I first tried it) but I look forward to testing it. I think if the elastic band was changed for a drawstring that could be cinched up tight, it would be a huge winner!July 30, 2010Update! Works great with pellet hops too!I've used it now with whole and pellet hops and this thing is really great. The funnel that I used to use would get clogged quickly and was kind of a hassle - this makes the pour from brew kettle to primary fermenter quick and easy. This should be in the starter kit instead of the funnel!September 12, 2010Awesome product, and a tip for using!This thing is great! It filters all the crap out of your wort, leaving you with relatively little trub in your fermenter. It also has two other great benefits: 1) helps aerate your wort and 2) allows for easy yeast washing later._x000D_ _x000D_I've now used a single one of these for 30+ batches. For those of you who have had issues with tearing or the whole thing falling into your bucket, try this: cut two squares about 4x4 inches from an old white T-shirt or some other somewhat strong material, and get two large steel binder clips. Sanitize these with the bag in some StarSan, put the filter bag over your bucket, and put the two cloth pieces on opposite sides over the rim, and clip the bag in place with the binder clips on top of the cloth. The cloth is to keep the binder clips from cutting into the bag, and the binder clips are to keep the bag in place. Now, pour your wort into the bag until it is about 3/4 filled (until the elastic sides are just about to go over the edge). Grab the two open sides of the bag and tilt back and forth until all of the wort filters through into the fermenter (otherwise it will take a long time for the wort to go through by itself because the hops clog the filter bag). This will leave a hop turd/log left in the bag (if you are using pellet hops). Have a sanitized cup and bowl ready, and scoop out the hop turd/log and dump it in the bowl. Now, do this over and over until your kettle is empty (how many times depends on how much hops you have used)._x000D__x000D_Hope that helps someone!March 22, 2012Works GreatThis filter bag works great. You just stick it over your primary bucket or bottling bucket and it strains out the sediment. I've used it for my last three brews and have gotten much less sediment in the bottle. I gave 4 stars for quality because if you aren't careful the sediment can get too heavy and the elastic band that wraps around the bucket will give (it doesn't break it just doesn't hold to the bucket) and it will fall into your wort/beer. Now I know - and now you know - to just be careful about how much sediment is in the bag.April 7, 2010Works great but could use some improvementWorks awesome for filtering out hop pellet sediment, amongst other things. The only thing I would say should be improved was already stated... a drawstring or something instead of elastic. Even with a 2nd person holding on to it, they're going to most likely have to itch their nose or something and it'll fall in if you've got a lot of sediment to strain.January 31, 2012great prodoctWorks great for removing sediment after boil.March 31, 2010Easy CheesyI bought this to help strain my wort and it did a bang up job. While it did become clogged toward the end, I wouldn't consider that a negative since all strainers will clog after a given point. In regards to some comments about the bag slipping off and falling in the fermenter, I went to Home Depot and bought a cheap small ratcheting strap to help keep it on. No problems what so ever. I would buy this again in a heart beat.October 11, 2010Great FilterWorks great. I had no problems with it and it works best with a second person to secure it.February 18, 2011Works greatJust poor with care. Don't just dump it and you will not have any issues. Clogging of the fine nylon may occur. Just take a sanitized object and scrap the nylon mesh.August 27, 2011Very niceI use sanitized plastic clothespins to clamp it to the fermenter. I learned the hard way that without them it will fall into the bucket when it is weighed down with sediment. No problems now and I am very happy with it.September 23, 2011
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Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 11 answerscan this be reused?BEST ANSWER: I would seriously avoid using soap to clean it. Any stray soap left will affect taste and carbonation/head retention in the final beer. Soak in hot water [over 140 for twenty minutes kills germs] or use a sanitizing product. These will get stained very quickly from the hops and the darker malt extracts - do not use bleach. Chlorine will weaken the fibers and render a filter useless when the weak fibers break. My original filter is going on its 30th use; I've had one cave in - too much sediment, too much cloggage from repeated use, falls into the fermentation bucket with much hilarity among the audience. >:[ You can use clothes pins or a rubber gasket from an old ferment bucket lid to hold it on.What is the mesh size?BEST ANSWER: I'm not exactly sure of the size. The mesh is pretty fine though. THIS IS NOT FOR BREWING IN A BAG. I only use for straining and it works great for that. When I purchased this I though I was getting a larger bag, but found out it was way to small for "brewing in a bag".do you filter after the boil or at time of bottlingBEST ANSWER: The only time a product like this should be used is before adding yeast and fermentation begins. Avoid splashing after yeast has been added. Cheers.