I recently took The Brew Bag mash tun filter for a test drive.
Did it outperform the false bottom I had been using in my cooler? It sure did.
Here are some awesome things I’ve been able to do with The Brew Bag:
- Increase mash efficiency by about 5%. The filter is so fine that you can double crush or fine crush the grain, and you can literally squeeze all of the wort out. I’m getting about 78% mash efficiency now.
- Save about an hour of time. There’s no need to vorlauf since nothing gets through. You can skip the sparge step altogether if you have enough room in the cooler (the no sparge technique is explained here). Also, cleanup is much easier.
- Reap the benefits of BIAB and then some. OK, not all of the benefits of BIAB, but definitely some as mentioned above. Plus, coolers are much better than pots at keeping the mash temperature stable.
Check out my video above to learn more about using bag filters with cooler mash tuns.
If you use a false bottom, braid, or manifold, then I can just about guarantee you won't regret making the switch to a bag filter like this one.
Disclaimer: The Brew Bag featured above was provided for review, compliments of BrewInABag.com