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Thread: xlarge mesh bags

  1. #1
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    xlarge mesh bags

    I am in search of large food grade mesh bags for steeping herbs. I need them to be big enough to hold roughly 5 lbs of dried herbs, with plenty of room for them to expand when in the kettle. Any ideas?
    Thanks!!

  2. #2
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    head over to your local Porter Paints. They sell bags to strain 1 gallon and 5 gallon buckets of paint. Perfect for you me thinks.

  3. #3
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    are you dryhopping with whole leaves? or using these bags in the boil?

    I have been thinking about getting a large stainless steel steeping ball made for this same purpose. what do you think?

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    try this

    Try ordering stockinette from a medical supply house. It is sterile and food-grade cotton knit....we just hack off a piece the required length, put a knot in one end, fill it up, knot, and tether it so that we can retrieve it. Works like a charm, and never had an issue with nasties...so long as you have clean hands or gloves on when you handle the stockinette...oh, and sani the scissors well before you cut.... I suggest the 4" width...about $4 for 50'.

    DF

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