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Old 01-06-2012, 08:35 AM   #1
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Default tired of hop socks

ive used these for a long time and im sick of them. im looking to construct some contaniers to hold my hops in the kettle. sort of "hop bombs".

stainless would be good, thought of modding a few dredges, but im thinking some kind of PVC. tube with holes drilled as well as caps on each end.

But what PVC could you leave in the boil?

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Old 01-06-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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You could put a valve on your BK and then use some kind of screen to filter out the hops post boil. Then you can just throw the hops in loose during the boil. I use a sanitized paint strainer and pour my chilled Wort through it into the fermenter, then pull the paint strainer out and let it drain.

Don't do PVC, guaranteed to melt.

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Old 01-06-2012, 12:13 PM   #3
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But what PVC could you leave in the boil?
i'd be leery of anything with the letters PV and C directly touching my boiling wort...
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:30 PM   #4
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I think you'd be better off with having filter (like the Hop Stopper from www.theelectricbrewery.com) and forget about the "hop socks."

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Old 01-06-2012, 01:09 PM   #5
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I use a variation of This The only difference is I boil in a converted keg, so my carrige bolts and reducer are bigger and I use a 5 gallon paint strainer.
Using it is one of the best things I've done .
Do a search for hop spider and you'll get alot of ideas.

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Old 01-06-2012, 01:23 PM   #6
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Default Bobby model

I use this. It is based off of the tutorial Bobby has on his youtube site. It works pretty well for me. I had to drill some additional holes on the end of the pick up tube. Pretty cheap for the parts. Plus, I have the satisfaction of building it myself.

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Old 01-06-2012, 03:04 PM   #7
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I made a Stainless mesh basket that can sit in the BK. Seems to function as designed.

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If you have a decent budget, you can do a hop spider with all stainless:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/hops...screen-157529/

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going with a hop basket/spider. will build tonight. brewing in the morning

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