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Old 10-15-2012, 09:07 AM   #131
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Chad, would you be willing to make a spider version?

4 legs on the top ring, to center the basket
Sure send me some ideas with dimensions.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:30 AM   #132
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I will be brewing this weekend work my 300 Micron one I received from Chad. They fit great in the Penrose kettles too.

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Old 10-16-2012, 06:52 AM   #133
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I will be brewing this weekend work my 300 Micron one I received from Chad. They fit great in the Penrose kettles too.
I was thinking about getting one of these for my penrose kettle too. What dimensions did you get?
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:28 AM   #134
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This thread has given me a few ideas. I will probably make one of these for my keggle. I work in a sheet metal shop so I can just do this when I have a few extra minutes at work. But I was thinking. It would also be neat to make one of these that is about 12-14 inches in diameter and whatever hight I can fit in my keggle and use it for mashing grains. Kind of do a large biab type thing. Maybe I'll give it a shot sometime just for something different.

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Old 10-16-2012, 02:14 PM   #135
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I was thinking about getting one of these for my penrose kettle too. What dimensions did you get?
I bought the standard. 6" dia by 14" 300 micron. Just a note: It doesn't sit on the bottom of the kettle. I think our dimensions for the Penrose kettles are 15.75 dia by 19" tall. On a typical 10 gallon batch we are looking at least 7" of exposure with this filter.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:07 PM   #136
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Well, I just got one of these, heres my thoughts on it:

300 micron, it looks like it'll work, but I won't be showing this off to my buddies - the welds are pretty ugly, lots of different colors from red to black to green in some places and a few sharp parts - I've already pricked my finger once and drawn blood. Wife saw it and freaked out, started looking for my last tetanus shot records, she finally calmed down

I've tried it in a few brews and it works good, filtering out all the hop gunk, 300 micron is the way to go for sure, but for $50, I kinda expected something that looked a little better. When I get the money together for a single tier set up, I'll probably be replacing it with something that looks nicer (and that doesn't bleed me!!)

all in all, if you're looking for a budget hop stopper, this will do the trick, but you get what you pay for.

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Well, I just got one of these, heres my thoughts on it:

300 micron, it looks like it'll work, but I won't be showing this off to my buddies - the welds are pretty ugly, lots of different colors from red to black to green in some places and a few sharp parts - I've already pricked my finger once and drawn blood. Wife saw it and freaked out, started looking for my last tetanus shot records, she finally calmed down

I've tried it in a few brews and it works good, filtering out all the hop gunk, 300 micron is the way to go for sure, but for $50, I kinda expected something that looked a little better. When I get the money together for a single tier set up, I'll probably be replacing it with something that looks nicer (and that doesn't bleed me!!)

all in all, if you're looking for a budget hop stopper, this will do the trick, but you get what you pay for.
Well here we are again on what a, Non sanded, non polished, not electropolished, Stainless Steel weld looks like.
Here is a better picture of them,

As for getting picked sorry I do what I can to sand the edges and try to keep the wire edges from sticking out and getting someone picked,
Yes they can be electropolished and look pretty for your friends.
at around $50ea but everyone is trying to find a reasonably priced solution for the gunk,
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:25 PM   #138
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The welds above look very nice. All kinds of colors are fine and completely normal except Black. Most likely sugaring took place because of lack of Argon or too much heat and rust will start to form. All other colors of the rainbow are completely normal.

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:36 PM   #139
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The welds above look very nice. <snip> All other colors of the rainbow are completely normal.
THIS.

people are getting their panties in a knot over something that doesn't matter. it is not unhealthy and won't effect your brew. folks are brewing in discarded, dented, rough-cut keggles - and they're worried about this?

get rid of the colors by sanding them yourself or paying a whole lot more for a sanded/polished/plated unit.
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I don't think that many people are worked up about it. The welds look nice. Great value.

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