Monday, October 31, 2011
Making a Hop Bag
The first step here is gathering the materials:
A yard+ of voile (fabric is measured in square yards)
white cotton thread (no need for dyes)
Butcher's string (ask your butcher)
(Read more after the break.)
I've made these in 3 unique form factors Small, Large, and Long. The long bag is for kegs, when keg hopping or dry hopping in kegs I want lots of surface area for the hops so I want a long area of liquid. The large bag is for lots of hops in the boil kettle or for steeping grains. The small bags are for small hop additions in the boil. Each bag is sewn with a draw string. Other than the one hand sewn bag which I did in red thread all of the green threaded bags were done on the sewing machine. Sewing machines make sewing very easy. You shouldn't let them be intimidating. Making my BIAB bags were the first time I sat down at a sewing machine. All in all this process was super easy and for less than 15 dollars I got a bunch of high quality hop bags.