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Perfecting Your Craft
With craft beer being all the rage right now, it can be easy to get caught up in a all the noise surrounding ideal equipment, fermentation, materials, and extraction techniques. While there is not one “right” way to make beer, there are certainly better and easier methods than others. We agree that there are all kinds of flavors and types of brews and while taste is subjective, efficient and quality brewing methods aren’t. Research and trial and error have taught us that muslin hops and grains bags are superior to others on the market. They are resilient yet flexible, being able to stretch to twice their size. They are porous so you know you are making the most out of your hops pellets or grains and they are reusable so you can save money on purchasing equipment while also knowing you are doing right by mother nature.
THE STRENGTH OF MUSLIN: With many hop bags on the market, it’s hard to figure out which ones to buy. Filters are a great method to extract hops when making homemade beer. Muslin bags are the best of the three due to the durability, permeability, and stretchy disposition of the material. Normally 14”, our hop boiling bags extend up to 26” in length. It also holds up to 3 ounces of hop pellets and one pound of grain.
A NO-FUSS EXTRACTION METHOD: Whether you are using hop pellets, whole hops, or whole grains, it’s more convenient to use a filtering system than submerging them directly into the brew. Homebrew beer filters are ideal because you get the same extraction of flavors without worrying about the pellets or grain getting stuck in the homebrew equipment. Simply pull out your muslin bag when you’ve reached optimal flavor displacement. This method greatly diminishes the hassle of build-up and clean-up
CUT BACK ON EXPENSES AND WASTE: At Cotton Millz, we’re firm believers in doing what we can to cut back on environmental waste. We encourage everyone to use our bags more than once to support our efforts to be eco-friendly. These muslin steeping grain socks are reusable and washable, so you can use them more than once without the bags losing their integrity or becoming ineffective. They are stain resistant and odor-free as well, so reusing a bag won’t influence the taste of your beer.
INCREASE SURFACE AREA FOR MORE TASTE: Extracting the flavor of hops is an integral part of the beer-making process. Used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent, hops impart bitter, zesty, and citric flavours, making the undertones of your craft come alive. You need to optimize surface area for your pellets to work properly. Our cotton bags are stretchy and porous which means you don’t need to worry about your hops or grain being confined, decreasing surface area and, ultimately, taste.
NOT JUST FOR BEER: While we created these home brewing supplies for craft beer enthusiasts, these muslin bags are incredibly versatile, lending themselves to all sorts of uses from loose leaf tea steeping to making herb sacks for soups and stews. These can be used as almond milk and juice bags as well. Muslin material is better than the ever-popular cheese cloth because it is stronger and more stretchy. Use the Cotton Millz easy-to-use bags for all sorts of projects and creations in the kitchen.