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marcb 09-05-2012 03:50 AM

New way to control Pellet Hop gunk!
 
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I've seen lots of hop spider builds but also lots of complaints. I ran across a vendor on ebay that focuses on stainless filters for things like biodiesel etc and I asked a lot of questions and he was very responsive and interested in these being utilized for beer brewing so he built me a prototype of a 200 micron filter!

I will be testing it out this weekend but the objective was to eliminate hop bags and still be able to keep the gunk out of my plate chillers. I do 20 gallon batches so I had this custom built, it is 6" in diameter and 14" long. The idea is that I will just be throwing hops into this strainer at the proper time of the boil and then just clean this out at the end of the brew day! I will report back on it's effectiveness both in straining out the hop gunk as well as it's effect on hop utilization.


marcb 09-05-2012 03:50 AM

New way to control Pellet Hop gunk!
 
3 Attachment(s)

I've seen lots of hop spider builds but also lots of complaints. I ran across a vendor on ebay that focuses on stainless filters for things like biodiesel etc and I asked a lot of questions and he was very responsive and interested in these being utilized for beer brewing so he built me a prototype of a 200 micron filter!

I will be testing it out this weekend but the objective was to eliminate hop bags and still be able to keep the gunk out of my plate chillers. I do 20 gallon batches so I had this custom built, it is 6" in diameter and 14" long. The idea is that I will just be throwing hops into this strainer at the proper time of the boil and then just clean this out at the end of the brew day! I will report back on it's effectiveness both in straining out the hop gunk as well as it's effect on hop utilization.


marcb 09-05-2012 03:50 AM

New way to control Pellet Hop gunk!
 
3 Attachment(s)

I've seen lots of hop spider builds but also lots of complaints. I ran across a vendor on ebay that focuses on stainless filters for things like biodiesel etc and I asked a lot of questions and he was very responsive and interested in these being utilized for beer brewing so he built me a prototype of a 200 micron filter!

I will be testing it out this weekend but the objective was to eliminate hop bags and still be able to keep the gunk out of my plate chillers. I do 20 gallon batches so I had this custom built, it is 6" in diameter and 14" long. The idea is that I will just be throwing hops into this strainer at the proper time of the boil and then just clean this out at the end of the brew day! I will report back on it's effectiveness both in straining out the hop gunk as well as it's effect on hop utilization.


marcb 09-09-2012 02:09 AM

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Tested it out today. It worked well, I think the 200 micron filter might be a little too fine as the other break material stuck to the outside. Hop utilization was excellent though. It was also not too bad to clean.


marcb 09-24-2012 03:09 PM

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Good brew day yesterday, filter performed well in a Belgian dark strong 20 gallon batch. This one only called for 8 oz of hops and still drained really slowly with zero hop gunk in my kettle once removed. I still believe the 200 is too fine and will be testing the 300 next.


marcb 09-24-2012 03:09 PM

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Good brew day yesterday, filter performed well in a Belgian dark strong 20 gallon batch. This one only called for 8 oz of hops and still drained really slowly with zero hop gunk in my kettle once removed. I still believe the 200 is too fine and will be testing the 300 next.


marcb 09-24-2012 03:09 PM

5 Attachment(s)

Good brew day yesterday, filter performed well in a Belgian dark strong 20 gallon batch. This one only called for 8 oz of hops and still drained really slowly with zero hop gunk in my kettle once removed. I still believe the 200 is too fine and will be testing the 300 next.


marcb 09-24-2012 03:09 PM

5 Attachment(s)

Good brew day yesterday, filter performed well in a Belgian dark strong 20 gallon batch. This one only called for 8 oz of hops and still drained really slowly with zero hop gunk in my kettle once removed. I still believe the 200 is too fine and will be testing the 300 next.


marcb 09-24-2012 03:09 PM

5 Attachment(s)

Good brew day yesterday, filter performed well in a Belgian dark strong 20 gallon batch. This one only called for 8 oz of hops and still drained really slowly with zero hop gunk in my kettle once removed. I still believe the 200 is too fine and will be testing the 300 next.


marcb 09-24-2012 03:43 PM

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