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Old 08-08-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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Currently I am using a keggle with a side pickup tube equipped with a stainless toilet hose mesh. I am looking for a cheap alternative to a hop spider to provide a second layer of hop filtration post boil to keep small hop partials out of my plate chiller. I have tossed the idea around of building a hop back and looked at this stainless filter but both are costly; I don't want to spend more to protect my chiller than it is worth.

I stumbled across this yesterday while I was at tractor supply:
http://www.tractorsupply.com/hypro-r...screen-2114106

Polypropylene is a common material used in food containers and is dishwasher safe. Melting point is in well above boiling. Stainless mesh is used as a filter.

So can I use this for the outlined purpose?

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Old 08-09-2012, 01:58 PM   #2
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That things looks pretty small, it can't have much screening capacity, so your primary strainer better be doing a good job...

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Old 08-09-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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The stainless wire mesh should be good enough as a filter to curb your concerns with the lack of straining/screening capacity.

Any idea on the size of the stainless wire mesh that you are using? (Reference for measuring: http://www.bwire.com/ ) - How many wires per inch? How many openings per inch?

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The stainless wire mesh should be good enough as a filter to curb your concerns with the lack of straining/screening capacity.

Any idea on the size of the stainless wire mesh that you are using? (Reference for measuring: http://www.bwire.com/ ) - How many wires per inch? How many openings per inch?
Not sure; it is a copy of this using the braid off of a stainless hose but rigged as a side pickup. It doesn't hold its shape very well during the boil and lots of the small bits make it through. I haven't had any flow issues with my plate chiller; but I do backwash a bunch of hop partials out of it when I clean it and there is no way to be sure that I got them all.
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