Originally Posted by joncro55
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.