How To Clean A Cornhole Bag

The lawn game of cornhole can be enjoyed by players of all age groups as they toss around bags filled with bean or corns at a raised platform having a hole at its farthest end. Every hit at the platform scores 1 point for the players whereas dropping the bag inside the hole scores 3 points in his favour. The winner of this game gets announced whenever any one of the players either reaches or exceeds the score of 21.

The bags used in a game of cornhole can either be filled with corn or resin. You need to be especially careful while cleaning the corn filled bags as the corn tends to soften and starts breaking down whenever it gets wet. While cleaning a corn bag, it is advisable to use a soft brush which you use on your shoes and gently scrub away the dust depositions using a light soap. You should be cautious about brushing just the outside of the bag and not getting much water on its surface. Once you are done with the cleaning, you can wipe it off using a damp cloth. Similar precision also needs to be exercised while cleaning a resin filled cornhole bag. However, you do not need to worry so much about getting the bag wet as water does not tamper with the functionality of resin.

Both experienced and wannabe players are often seen debating about the supremacy of resin or corn fillings in the bags. While one bunch of people swear by the all-natural corn feed, the modernists prefer plastic resin pellets. Cornhole bags have a measurement of 6 by 6 inches and weigh between 15-16 ounces. These bags are mostly made using durable fabrics like twill, canvas or synthetic suede having double-stitched seaming which can easily last the test of time.

If you are thinking about going ahead with a DIY cornhole bag, then you need to render special importance to the stitching and fabric of bags so that it doesn’t fall apart. You also need to be cautious about the bag filling as using the wrong material or wrong proportions can render your cronhole bags unplayable and inferior.

While filling the bags with corn, you should use two and half cups of whole kernel corn. You can easily find this superior grade corn at pet supplies and outdoor stores. Although this is the traditional way of playing cornhole, the kernel corn tends to break down once you start using the bags. Natural corn can never match up to the durability of plastic pellets. Natural corn also tends to collect mildew as well as small bugs if left outdoors for long and the last thing you would want is to throw around infested and smelly beanbags which could further splatter mildew all over your backyard.

Resin filled bags ushers in a breather for people who are apprehensive about having bug infestation in their corn stuffed bags. They are also comparatively more durable as the plastic pellets don’t break down over time. However, they tend to get pretty bouncy on being overstuffed with pellets.

Conclusion

Now that you have gained brief knowledge about both the types of fillings, you can easily take your pick and make the most out of a durable cornhole bag.

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