Last week to Enter the Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Sight Glass Kettle Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > 400 Micron Strainer - fits 6.5 & 5 gallon buckets
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Millburn, NJ
Posts: 980
Liked 51 Times on 45 Posts
Likes Given: 53

Default 400 Micron Strainer - fits 6.5 & 5 gallon buckets


I used this for a 5 gallon all grain batch. I use a hops bag with hops pellets, so all I want filtered out is a stray grain particle or maybe some hops sludge that leaked out.

The problem is the 400 micron strainer is too fine, and it silted up and got blocked. I had to stop filling it, and repeatedly scrape away some gunk with the and of the Silicone hose. I removed the filter, squirted some Star San on it to clean it (unblock it) and again it silted up. (maybe a pain brush would work to unclog it?)

If I had more sludge it would have been a real pain.

I don't plan on using this again. I will only use it if I am careless with the hops bag and spill some sludge in.

Thus it may make sense to get the 600 micron strainer instead
ArcLight is online now
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 3,448
Liked 331 Times on 232 Posts
Likes Given: 233


Hop debris versus a micron-sized filter is going to be a no go. I can clog up my kitchen strainer pretty quick with hop residue; the holes in that are 10x larger than the filters you are talking about.

broadbill is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
False bottom that fits 10 gallon Rubbermaid cooler and sanke? steinsato Equipment/Sanitation 13 09-06-2012 10:26 PM
5-gallon bucket strainer? tmurph01 Equipment/Sanitation 5 01-06-2011 09:27 PM
how much fits in a 10 gallon cooler? reelseasick All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 11-02-2009 01:02 PM
10 gallon cylindrical Rubbermaid cooler with strainer bag? jkpq45 Equipment/Sanitation 10 05-06-2009 11:38 PM
Ebay 5 Gallon Paint Strainer MattMann Equipment/Sanitation 3 06-19-2008 07:06 AM

Newest Threads