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Old 09-18-2007, 09:48 PM   #1
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http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page.aspx?c=1&p=10160&cat=2,2120,33279

I figure I can buy few bags and switch/rinse them as they become plugged up.


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Old 09-19-2007, 02:11 PM   #2
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Looks like it'll work just fine.

Here's what I do. Walmart and Target, others too I imagine have stainless steel wire mess sink strainers $1.99 each. I got 2 of them and wired them together with a short piece of copper wire then put a long piece of copper wire 180* from the short piece. I use the long piece of wire to hang the homemade hop balls from the side of the boil pot. Then just pull them out when the boil is finished.
3 homemade hop balls would cost you $12 not counting the copper wire and would last virtually forever.



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Old 09-19-2007, 02:35 PM   #3
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I'm not sure if you have Home Depot or Lowes, but I'm sure something similar. Go to the paint department and pickup a 5 gallon sized nylon paint strainer. It's like $3 and reusable.

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I've got a 1 gallon strainer from HD that I may try to rig up as well. I can deal with the whole hops fine, but the pellet sludge takes a bit more refinement.

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That one gallon deal should stop pellet sludge also if it's the same one that I got from Lowes. Did it come in a two pack, kinda rounded on the bottom? I know the mesh is slightly more coarse than the "fine hop bags" available at LHBS, but I pull a baseball sized ball of hop particals out of the bag for even small 1oz additions.

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It only came in a single pack, but it is rounded on the bottom. I picked up the jelly strainer to try as well - the mesh looks slightly finer. I'm going to try the jelly strainer first, and see how it does. The pellets plugged up my 8 inch round titanium screen fairly quick, so I like the idea of a system with quick bag changes in case of pluggage. I've seen the full 5 gallon set-up with the ready rod hangers, but I think I'll try this first.

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I built a 12" round hopstopper out of 60x40 stainless mesh and I too still like to contain my bittering/flavor hops in a bag.



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