Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

How to Open a bag of Grain


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 Stout_fan

Stout_fan

    Frequent Member

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2023 posts
  • LocationBalmer, Merlin, Hon

Posted 01 November 2019 - 04:44 PM

He uses starts off using a screwdriver, then an axe and eventually a chainsaw (Stihl of course).

My kind of guy.

https://vimeo.com/32900472

 

 

or you can just read the Cliff notes:

Weyermann_Malzsack_EN.jpg

 


  • 0

#2 ER Pemberton

ER Pemberton

    Comptroller of Forum Content

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 34436 posts

Posted 01 November 2019 - 05:35 PM

Can't tell you how many times I have watched videos, etc. but still couldn't get it right.  Maybe different bags are stitched differently but I end up butchering it no matter what.  



#3 Stout_fan

Stout_fan

    Frequent Member

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2023 posts
  • LocationBalmer, Merlin, Hon

Posted 01 November 2019 - 06:53 PM

Try using the chainsaw method as detailed in the Weyermann video.


  • 0

#4 ER Pemberton

ER Pemberton

    Comptroller of Forum Content

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 34436 posts

Posted 01 November 2019 - 07:18 PM

abomb2.gif

#5 djinkc

djinkc

    Comptroller of Non-Defending Defenders of Inarticulate Twats

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 28060 posts
  • LocationKC - Kansas side

Posted 01 November 2019 - 07:30 PM

Sometimes it's as easy as unzipping your pants.  Today I said screw it after a few tries and cut open a bag of CM 2-row.  At least their new bags don't make a mess doing that.


  • 0

#6 Zsasz

Zsasz

    Anti-Brag Queen

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 40211 posts
  • LocationLimbo

Posted 02 November 2019 - 01:18 PM

I think I've done it right once out of 20 times :lol:

 

the other times I end up cutting a bunch of cross threads with a utility knife until I can pour the grain into 5 gallon buckets.


  • 0

#7 ER Pemberton

ER Pemberton

    Comptroller of Forum Content

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 34436 posts

Posted 02 November 2019 - 02:13 PM

Opened a new bag of Golden Promise this morning and didn't even try... I just grabbed the scissors. :lol:

#8 Genesee Ted

Genesee Ted

    yabba dabba doob

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 36279 posts
  • LocationRochester, NY

Posted 03 November 2019 - 10:30 AM

Just cut the second loop in from the side out to the side of the bag. Works just about every time. Sometimes there is weird stitching but it’s rare IME

#9 Genesee Ted

Genesee Ted

    yabba dabba doob

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 36279 posts
  • LocationRochester, NY

Posted 03 November 2019 - 10:33 AM

ETA that ad or whatever basically describes what I was saying but with a slightly different approach. I never knew that way

#10 jayb151

jayb151

    Frequent Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1102 posts
  • LocationBatavia

Posted 03 November 2019 - 08:43 PM

Geez, the first bag I ever opened I did correctly and the whole thing cracked open no problem. EVERY SINGLE OTHER BAG has been a major PITA!

 

Beginners luck that didn't last I guess.


  • 0

#11 jimdkc

jimdkc

    Frequent Member

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1996 posts
  • LocationIndependence, MO

Posted 05 November 2019 - 07:01 AM

Geez, the first bag I ever opened I did correctly and the whole thing cracked open no problem. EVERY SINGLE OTHER BAG has been a major PITA!

 

Beginners luck that didn't last I guess.

 

 

This!


  • 0

#12 Stout_fan

Stout_fan

    Frequent Member

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2023 posts
  • LocationBalmer, Merlin, Hon

Posted 05 November 2019 - 02:09 PM

Opened a new bag of Golden Promise this morning and didn't even try... I just grabbed the scissors. :lol:

Yup, the Wyermann technique surely does not work on Fawcett bags. I also was opening a bag of Golden Promise. I found starting at the hank of string, cutting it off, and removing a few stitches, pulling BOTH strings away from the upright bag works, but the pulls must be synchronized. Good luck on that one! Personally I'm partial to the thermonuclear option decsribed above. And remember to catch the bag before it tips over and spills the grain out!


  • 0


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users