Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CustomBIAB is now on Facebook

CustomBIAB now has a Facebook group. Head on over and 'like' us on facebook and keep up to date with all the latest news.

CustomBIAB Facebook Group

Monday, June 13, 2011

Customer Feedback & Reviews

If you are a customer of CustomBIAB I'd be very grateful if you could leave some feedback or a review to let us know what you think of us and of your bag.

Please leave your review as a comment below this post.

Thanks a lot.


(Comments will be moderated, but only to prevent non-customers from commenting on this particular post.)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The design of my BIAB bags

This is a brief overview of the general design of the BIAB bags I make. Obviously they are custom made to your specification, so the design can be adjusted to meet your requirements.

The standard design tapers towards the bottom, meaning that when lifted from the hot wort there are less run-off points.

Bags are designed primarily for function, rather than aesthetics (although, I do my best there too).
The inside seam of the bag, the one that comes into contact with the grain, is smooth, and has been turned and top-stitched, this is to provide as few areas as possible for grain to become caught, and to make sure the bag is easily cleanable.

The outside of the seam looks slightly untidier and you may see thread from the stitches at the edge, this is the side of the seam that has been overlocked or serged, to provide strength. It may look as if your bag is inside out, it's not!

The drawstring on the bags is made from 100% nylon and is heat sealed at the ends to prevent fraying.

Bags have a plimsoll or depth line marked on them. This level is a few cm shorter than the vessel depth or element height that we are given. If you place the plimsoll line on the rim of your vessel and then tighten the drawstring, you will have a visible gauge to ensure that your bag is kept safely away from the element or bottom of your brew vessel.