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Old 09-16-2012, 06:52 AM   #21
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I was going to order a 300 micron from the eBay guy. Should I try that or change my order? I am getting a 4x10 so I can use it in two different brew pots for 5 or 10 gallon batches.

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Old 09-16-2012, 06:54 PM   #22
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I was going to order a 300 micron from the eBay guy. Should I try that or change my order? I am getting a 4x10 so I can use it in two different brew pots for 5 or 10 gallon batches.
I think 300 microns will give you the best balance of hop gunk removal and hop utilization so you are good. I am going to have him make another one for me that is 300 microns. 200 worked great but as I mentioned the hot break clogged it from the outside (at least partially!)
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:14 PM   #23
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I think 300 microns will give you the best balance of hop gunk removal and hop utilization so you are good. I am going to have him make another one for me that is 300 microns. 200 worked great but as I mentioned the hot break clogged it from the outside (at least partially!)
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:20 PM   #24
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is it 100% stainless? in the ebay ad it only says the wire mesh is. I think I might have to get one of these if 100% stainless

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It is 100% stainless.

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Old 09-16-2012, 10:45 PM   #26
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I've been communicating with the seller. He's pretty open to any customized project..I'm current brainstorming what size I want him to build for me.

He contact info for anyone interested is below (posted with permission)


Chad Beauchamp 734-626-5864
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I think 300 microns will give you the best balance of hop gunk removal and hop utilization so you are good. I am going to have him make another one for me that is 300 microns. 200 worked great but as I mentioned the hot break clogged it from the outside (at least partially!)
I may be wrong but couldn't you wait for the hot break to settle before placing the strainer in the pot?
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:40 PM   #28
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Here's the conversion from market grade mesh sizes(openings per inch) to microns:

http://www.wovenwire.com/reference/p...size-print.htm

From what I can tell, most tea balls from brewing sites and fine kitchen strainers are #40 mesh (389 microns).

The higher the mesh size, the more fine the mesh.
The higher the microns, the more coarse the mesh.
It can be confusing.

This link shows many meshes with size comparison. They list the #40 mesh as "coarse" and #50 as a "medium."

http://www.themeshcompany.com/acatal...A3_Sheets.html

#50 = 282 microns
#40 = 389 microns

I think i may buy the tea ball size #40 for pellet hops. It may not stop 100% of the hops, but it will be close and allow better flow. Any thoughts?

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Old 09-17-2012, 05:09 PM   #29
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I use a 400 micron (medium) plastic bucket filter. It does a pretty good job. I think this 400 "spyder" will work well too. http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...4071&catid=685

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Old 09-17-2012, 08:12 PM   #30
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Subscribed. I like the idea of a cheeper stainless hop spider.

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