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edmanster 06-12-2012 10:45 PM

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Are you looking at these? http://www.thepurchaseadvantage.com/...g_filters.html

Would a 50 micron size be good to filter out particles while still letting the acids out?
yeah, those were what I looked at for a material comparison but I do agree with day_tripper for utilization purposes because you want the wort to contact the hops as much as possible for full utilization.

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Originally Posted by day_trippr

Lessee, 50 microns is near 'nuff to .002 inches, which I think is way too fine to allow water to flow through at a useful rate.

By comparison, a 40x40 SS woven cloth using .01 inch diameter wire has .015" wide openings - and I've yet to see anyone construct a hop taco or hop blocker with anything that fine. 30x30 is usually the tightest used, and that has openings more like .024" - which is a dozen times coarser than that 50 micron mesh...

Cheers!
here is some of the screens we use 40,60,80,120 and we go to 500 on some materials.. I agree that a 30 is as fine as I would go for a hop blocker...

edmanster 06-12-2012 11:06 PM

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had sum time to kill here at work so I took a 40x40 mesh and put it against a paint srainer bag under a microscope for fun..lol.. what you think


Joseddl 05-21-2013 04:12 AM

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I built a different version of the hop strainer - a design that allows me to move it to one side and add in the chiller (I have a wide kettle). It worked like a charm! Wanted to share with you guys. The brackets are from an aluminum c-channel, stainless steel bolts. Enjoy!


Joseddl 05-21-2013 04:12 AM

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I built a different version of the hop strainer - a design that allows me to move it to one side and add in the chiller (I have a wide kettle). It worked like a charm! Wanted to share with you guys. The brackets are from an aluminum c-channel, stainless steel bolts. Enjoy!


Joseddl 05-21-2013 04:12 AM

3 Attachment(s)

I built a different version of the hop strainer - a design that allows me to move it to one side and add in the chiller (I have a wide kettle). It worked like a charm! Wanted to share with you guys. The brackets are from an aluminum c-channel, stainless steel bolts. Enjoy!



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