Freshly laid. Yeah weight was a guestimate probably lighter really. I squeeze the bejibers out of it well maybe I don't throttle it but I get most the juice out (you want that stuff). Dude I'm no strong man far from it but in lift the bag with one arm and fit the strainer pot with the other in one move. Remember this is a standard 4.5 ABV 20lt brew. If you cant lift your grain bag for this size brew your leaving way to much wort in the grains. Totally understand if brewing up 10-15gal well there are Pullys for that. Maybe this is another instance where good efficiency can help in the heavy lifting less grain to mash = less weight to lift = happier brewer spincter valve intact .