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Old 09-24-2012, 04:11 PM   #51
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Thats a great idea. Thanks for all your information! I see your in Santa Clarita! I am in Redondo Beach.
close... Santa Clara, about 300 miles north!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:13 PM   #52
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close... Santa Clara, about 300 miles north!
haha. That is way more beautiful than Santa Clarita anyway. That is what I get for not drinking coffee.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:45 AM   #53
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My 300 micron filter just got here, looking forward to testing it out on a batch of Pliny. Here's a side by side but you can't really tell the difference in the pic, by sight it's obvious and I think that 300 is the right choice.... Looking forward to testing my theory. Chad from Arbor fabrication is a very good guy to do business with and I am very pleased with the quality of his work!

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Old 09-27-2012, 01:47 AM   #54
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My 300 micron filter just got here, looking forward to testing it out on a batch of Pliny. Here's a side by side but you can't really tell the difference in the pic, by sight it's obvious and I think that 300 is the right choice.... Looking forward to testing my theory. Chad from Arbor fabrication is a very good guy to do business with and I am very pleased with the quality of his work!
Lol, forgot to note that my brew helper on Sunday decided to crush my 200 micron filter a little. Still not sure how it happened or how much force was involved as in working with the filters I have not found them to be delicate or prone to damage.... Let's chalk it up to too many beers during cleanup ; )
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:56 PM   #55
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Subscribed; looking forward to seeing how the 300 and 400 work out

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Old 09-28-2012, 06:06 PM   #56
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This looks great as my hopstopper can't handle more than 3oz of hops... Has there be any conclusion on how keeping your hops inside one of these mesh assemblies vs letting them float free effects the flavor of the beer? That's the only reason I haven't tried one of these yet. I'm worried that I will be reducing the amount of hop bitterness, aroma and flavor.

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Old 09-29-2012, 12:34 AM   #57
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This looks great as my hopstopper can't handle more than 3oz of hops... Has there be any conclusion on how keeping your hops inside one of these mesh assemblies vs letting them float free effects the flavor of the beer? That's the only reason I haven't tried one of these yet. I'm worried that I will be reducing the amount of hop bitterness, aroma and flavor.
Yes, I did a head to head with a second running smaller batch beer next to my primary brew last brew day and there wasn't any perceivable difference in the bitterness that I could tell. This was for a BDS with a single 60 minute hop addition. Looking forward to testing the 300 mesh with some Pliny coming up.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:06 AM   #58
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I am interested in one for my keggle. It has the top completely cut out and is a smooth wall to the handles and it is about 19" to the start of the handle and 14" diameter. I primarily do 5 gallon batches but see 10 in my future. Do you think your design would work? If not, do you have any modifications you would suggest? I currently use a hop bag and am not satisfied with it.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:32 AM   #59
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I am interested in one for my keggle. It has the top completely cut out and is a smooth wall to the handles and it is about 19" to the start of the handle and 14" diameter. I primarily do 5 gallon batches but see 10 in my future. Do you think your design would work? If not, do you have any modifications you would suggest? I currently use a hop bag and am not satisfied with it.
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Can you post a pic to this thread so we can see how the top is cut out/off? You would probably need to modify the design a bit but Chad (the seller) is flexible so if you can draw it, take a pic and email it, he will build it for you!
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:37 AM   #60
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I am working this weekend but will post a pic when I get a chance.

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