Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Good deal on a hop screen/ basket?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-17-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
scottsr123
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 59
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Good deal on a hop screen/ basket?

I've been looking into making a large hop screen/basket for my brew kettle to contain the pellet hop mess (I make a lot of IPA's). I found a guy on E-Bay, very well reviewed, who will make a stainless steel, 400 micron basket, 12" diameter x 12" deep (my requested dimensions), with tabs to rest on the top of my BK, for $80. I don't think I could build it myself for this price.

Sound like a good deal? Any concerns with the 400 micron stainless mesh?

Thanks!

__________________
scottsr123 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
BxBrewer
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bronx, NY
Posts: 448
Liked 57 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/new-...p-gunk-352293/
__________________
BxBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2012, 03:24 PM   #3
scottsr123
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 59
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Thanks, Bx. Sounds as if the consensus is that, for pellet hops, 300 micron is the way to go.

__________________
scottsr123 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2012, 04:07 PM   #4
MadGus
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MadGus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 134
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Ok... Just ordered a 300 micron basket for $30. Sounds like a very cool product.

__________________

Primary: Liberal Wheat 5.14
Secondary: Air
Bottle Conditioning: Gingerbread Stout 12.13
Kegged: IPA 3.14, Gluten Free Dos-Equis Clone 1.14
Commercial Tap: Legend Brown Ale
In Bottles: Hopslam, eSCB Holiday Ale 8.13

On Deck: Bourbon Cru 6.14

Gallons in 2014: 33

MadGus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
BxBrewer
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bronx, NY
Posts: 448
Liked 57 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

Its what i have/use. Its been a blessing on brew day.

__________________
BxBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2013, 04:09 PM   #6
MadGus
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MadGus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 134
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I used a 10"x4" 300 micron basket on my last 12 gallon brew, and it was almost full with only 5oz of hop pellets... I'm curious to know if this is about what others are seeing, and what size basket I should upgrade to if I was wanting to do an IIPA... My rough math says 6x the space to hop 32oz of pellets for something like a Pliny the younger clone...

That would be a huge basket... Am I missing something?

__________________

Primary: Liberal Wheat 5.14
Secondary: Air
Bottle Conditioning: Gingerbread Stout 12.13
Kegged: IPA 3.14, Gluten Free Dos-Equis Clone 1.14
Commercial Tap: Legend Brown Ale
In Bottles: Hopslam, eSCB Holiday Ale 8.13

On Deck: Bourbon Cru 6.14

Gallons in 2014: 33

MadGus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-13-2013, 05:12 PM   #7
scottsr123
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 59
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MadGus
I used a 10"x4" 300 micron basket on my last 12 gallon brew, and it was almost full with only 5oz of hop pellets... I'm curious to know if this is about what others are seeing, and what size basket I should upgrade to if I was wanting to do an IIPA... My rough math says 6x the space to hop 32oz of pellets for something like a Pliny the younger clone...

That would be a huge basket... Am I missing something?
I had the same concern regarding the lack of area when using large quantities of hops. So, I ordered a hop screen 12" in diameter x 14" deep, 300 micron screen. I received it the other day, and really like how it fits in my brew kettle. I can't wait to brew with it, will report on how it works.
__________________
scottsr123 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-13-2013, 07:03 PM   #8
MadGus
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MadGus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 134
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Post up a pic or two, Scott... Very interested.

__________________

Primary: Liberal Wheat 5.14
Secondary: Air
Bottle Conditioning: Gingerbread Stout 12.13
Kegged: IPA 3.14, Gluten Free Dos-Equis Clone 1.14
Commercial Tap: Legend Brown Ale
In Bottles: Hopslam, eSCB Holiday Ale 8.13

On Deck: Bourbon Cru 6.14

Gallons in 2014: 33

MadGus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2013, 12:59 AM   #9
scottsr123
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 59
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MadGus
Post up a pic or two, Scott... Very interested.
I'm currently away from the house, will post pics next weekend.
__________________
scottsr123 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2013, 01:00 AM   #10
Toy4Rick
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Oceanside, Ca
Posts: 374
Liked 13 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I ferment in a bucket and a 5 gal paint strainer from HD/LWS is amazing. It has an elastic band which fits around the top, sits near the bottom and when pouring is done, lift it up to drain. When the bottom gets clogged, grab the bottom and lift up and now it's draining out the side

No more... Hey honey can you help me strain the wort...

Toy4Rick

__________________

If I can't ride it... 1997 Goldwing
If I can't shoot it... PX4 Storm, Browning Buckmark, S&W 357, Ruger 10-22
or drink it... my Homebrew

Why bother

Toy4Rick is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
eBIAB Brewers: Basket or No Basket? jeffmeh Electric Brewing 14 12-05-2012 07:40 AM
domed mesh splatter screen a good false bottom? Rowdy DIY Projects 3 09-24-2012 02:40 AM
Good deal spokaniac Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 03-16-2012 06:54 PM
Good deal? gonzoflick Bottling/Kegging 3 11-08-2007 03:19 PM
good deal? tbulger Bottling/Kegging 2 02-07-2007 06:37 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS