Strainers for 5 gallon all-grain

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  1. Mar 13, 2019 #1

    bmass96

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    Hi chaps!

    I have recently bought myself a new 20 litre electric kettle and I have up until now been using not-so-good bags to put the grains in when sparging, haven't had good experiences with it so far.

    I want to get a metal strainer I can put in/above the kettle that'll be a better solution. Does anyone have any recommendations!?

    Cheers!
    Ben.
     
  2. Mar 14, 2019 #2

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    Not quite what you're after, but I got a large colander from Wilco for 3 quid which made sparging through the bag much easier, I put the bag over a spare FV bucket in the colander and trickle water through, then when done pour it back into the kettle. Cheap and cheerful but does the job!
     
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    Cheers Steve, I'll give this a go. The trouble was the bag didn't seem to let anything through it - may aswell have had a carrier bag or something haha
     
  4. Mar 14, 2019 #4

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    Not sure if i saw this on here or elsewhere, but I got inspired to make a grain basket type thing using a 15l FV, with holes drilled in bottom and a frying pan splash thingy for finer filter. I need to fit some feet on bottom so sits above bazooka. Not used yet but seems like will do the job a bit more easily compared to the bags, and cost 8 quid. Pics when I get the chance.
     
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    Would be interested to see! Half tempted to try something similar myself to be fair...
     
  6. Mar 15, 2019 #6

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    There are some big stainless grain baskets on Ebay. Paste this item number into the Ebay search box: 382687187487.
     

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