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Old 07-15-2009, 01:05 AM   #1
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check these out, i purchased one of every size to try them out. they work great and fit on a 5 gallon bucket perfectly.the 400-600 micron work great the finer ones plug up pretty quick. easy to use and clean and sanatize.

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Old 07-15-2009, 03:35 AM   #2
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Those strainers are nice and cheap too! Wish I had a use for one. I never strain anything when brewing other than through a false bottom. Never saw the need.

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check these out, i purchased one of every size to try them out. they work great and fit on a 5 gallon bucket perfectly.the 400-600 micron work great the finer ones plug up pretty quick. easy to use and clean and sanatize.

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Be careful, if you are going to use them as a hop strainer I bet they are not rated for use at 212* F.
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check these out, i purchased one of every size to try them out. they work great and fit on a 5 gallon bucket perfectly.the 400-600 micron work great the finer ones plug up pretty quick. easy to use and clean and sanatize.

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Be careful, if you are going to use them as a hop strainer I bet they are not rated for use at 212* F. A nylon bag would be a better bet.
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Well, I hope nobody is pouring 212°F wort anywhere, for any reason. (Sounds like an accident waiting to happen.)

I think these would work great for straining your cooled wort as you pour it into a bucket for primary fermentation. If you are into that sort of thing.

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I whirlpool the hot wort before it reaches the CFC and I have not had a problem yet. This would be a great way to filter the wort as it goes into the bucket instead of having to hold onto a small metal strainer. I might give one of these a try.

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thats exactley what i use them for, to pour the cooled wort in to the
fermentation bucket. they do a great job straining out the hop sludge and cold break or if you want you can siphon the cooled wort into the strainer on your bucket to strain out any material that might get sucked up by the siphon

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Well, I hope nobody is pouring 212°F wort anywhere, for any reason. (Sounds like an accident waiting to happen.)

I think these would work great for straining your cooled wort as you pour it into a bucket for primary fermentation. If you are into that sort of thing.
Lots of guys use bags for hops in their boiling wort as shown below. Paint Strainer Bags made of Nylon are safe in a boil but my point is that if anyone considered using the HDPE Bags mentioned by the OP they are not safe at Boiling Temperatures.


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Has anyone used this? Was thinking about getting this one, http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...7445&catid=685

Looking for an easier way to strain my wort into my fermenter.

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Has anyone used this? Was thinking about getting this one, http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...7445&catid=685

Looking for an easier way to strain my wort into my fermenter.
Look into whirlpooling. I tried it the first time this weekend and I got nice clear wort.
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