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Old 09-14-2012, 07:27 PM   #251
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http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/hop-stopper

Whatever mesh they are using for the "hop stopper" would be perfect it seems. See pics on the link for validation
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:28 PM   #252
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Nice looking unit ...

I guess I was expecting hop bag like performance.

The only trouble I see with the liner would be cleaning it .. it would have to be easily removed to get at stuff that could potentially be caught in-between.

I don't particularly need the spider to stand on it's own .. but I would like to approximate what the bag does.

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Old 09-14-2012, 07:30 PM   #253
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http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/hop-stopper

Whatever mesh they are using for the "hop stopper" would be perfect it seems. See pics on the link for validation
Yes , I have a note into Dennis at IHBS ... and I have a hop stopper .. I guess I should get my magnifying glass out and start counting ...

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Old 09-14-2012, 07:34 PM   #254
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I have a hop stopper and to me it looks like a finer than 30x30 mesh. I have not measured it though.

The hop stopper is useless compared to the spider though. Every time I've tried the hop stopper with pellet, it clogs up. Hard. Works fine with whole leaf though. I have no idea how they got a batch with 23 ounces of pellet to drain. I've tried it multiple times with way less material and had no luck at all.

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Old 09-14-2012, 07:36 PM   #255
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Yes the 30x30 mesh is what has kept me from getting one of these. The smaller the mesh the better to me.

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Old 09-14-2012, 07:41 PM   #256
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I think the 30x30 is a good compromise between strength and ability of the wort to flow in and out of the cage. It may not filter all that well for pellets but it gets the majority of the trub for me thus far. It really depends as some pellets are finer than others it seems.

As long as my plate chiller doesn't get clogged, it's all good by me.

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Old 09-14-2012, 09:01 PM   #257
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I have a hop stopper and to me it looks like a finer than 30x30 mesh. I have not measured it though.

The hop stopper is useless compared to the spider though. Every time I've tried the hop stopper with pellet, it clogs up. Hard. Works fine with whole leaf though. I have no idea how they got a batch with 23 ounces of pellet to drain. I've tried it multiple times with way less material and had no luck at all.
i have the HopStopper too and have had the same experience with anything over 2oz of pellet hops even though i modified the end of the dip tube. i just took delivery of a 6.5 inch hop spider from stainlessbrewing, this morning i compared the mesh on them and they look the same to me but i did not count the mesh. when i brew this weekend i'll use both at the same time to see how that works.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:02 PM   #258
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I would like to plug the hop strainer on here. I could not be more pleased it! I could Bot have hoped for better performance and cleaning it was a breeze. Thank you and great work!

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Old 09-15-2012, 07:48 PM   #259
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I just received one of the 8 inch ones. I am going to Brew 10 gallons of zombie dust in a week or two here should be a little over 10 ounces of pellets in the boil. I will try to get some pics of how the hop strainer does. Honestly its a catch 22 if you want enough flow to impact utilization minimally then some material would have to make it through I would imagine.

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Old 09-16-2012, 12:21 AM   #260
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Just to be clear .. I really like the hop spider ... and would like it better with a bit tighter filtering!

OK ... I just looked at a hop bag ... the mesh isn't square ... and my eyes aren't good enough to do an _EXACT_ count but my best guess is that it is something like 30x60 ... when you look at the bag itself, there are real fine threads in the mesh squares ... they kind of run triangularly but more so in one direction than the other ... I counted 1/8" each way and multiplied and did a smidge of rounding to get to 30x60. I've done some quick searching and there are SOME rectangular SS meshs available ... but I have yet to find a 30 x 60.

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