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Old 10-04-2012, 08:51 PM   #271
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I forgot to share that the 14" wasn't big enough and too fine for whole hops. We bumped it up to a 24" with a #8 mesh with great results!



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Old 10-04-2012, 09:05 PM   #272
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This setup at a smaller scale will work great for someone doing BIAB and interested in a stainless basket. It has an internal frame so it would definitely be able to handle the weight.

I also just recieved the #50 stainless mesh for some test runs to see how it does compared to the 30 per customers request. I've seen some other posts on people going even finer but I just don't see getting the maximum utilization you can with your hops. If your basket contains green wort while the rest is not I just don't see how you're getting maximum results you could get just to reduce a little extra hop sludge?? That's why people are looking for these baskets to get better utilization and not sticking with bags right? I'll post some more pictures of the larger baskets on the site soon.

I'm pretty much caught back up after the last two crazy months so keep your eyes peeled for a special on immersion chillers coming very soon.



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Old 10-05-2012, 12:22 PM   #273
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This setup at a smaller scale will work great for someone doing BIAB and interested in a stainless basket. It has an internal frame so it would definitely be able to handle the weight.

I also just recieved the #50 stainless mesh for some test runs to see how it does compared to the 30 per customers request. I've seen some other posts on people going even finer but I just don't see getting the maximum utilization you can with your hops. If your basket contains green wort while the rest is not I just don't see how you're getting maximum results you could get just to reduce a little extra hop sludge?? That's why people are looking for these baskets to get better utilization and not sticking with bags right? I'll post some more pictures of the larger baskets on the site soon.

I'm pretty much caught back up after the last two crazy months so keep your eyes peeled for a special on immersion chillers coming very soon.
Interested to see the results of the 50 mesh. I run a plate chiller and am interested in keeping out as much hop matter as possible, but I understand there is a balance between minimal hop particles escaping and wort flowing freely through the mesh.

And yes, I think people want better utilization and also a more "hard plumbed" solution to managing pellets. Nylon bags are annoying to mount, harder to clean, and can rip/develop holes. Muslin bags stretch out and let too much matter escape -- plus, their cost adds up.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:47 PM   #274
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my number 1 reason for wanting one of these... cleaning the nylon bag is the worst part of my brew day.

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Old 10-16-2012, 04:39 PM   #275
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Well a 50 mesh was used this weekend with great straining results but the boil is more mild than preferred. I think the 40 mesh might be the best route.

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Well a 50 mesh was used this weekend with great straining results but the boil is more mild than preferred. I think the 40 mesh might be the best route.
Is that the 50 mesh? That looks like what I would want right there.
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Well a 50 mesh was used this weekend with great straining results but the boil is more mild than preferred.
How do you mean?
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A finer mesh doesn't allow liquid to flow through it as easily due to surface tension at the points the boil interacts with (which are many on a mesh of that size and porosity). Therefore a boil will be attenuated by a finer mesh. It will do a better job at holding in the hop trub but at the cost of less boil penetration. You do want a vigorous boil.

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Looking forward to seeing the 40 mesh results ... then I'll decide. The 50 looks good though. I'll keep my 30 mesh for whole leaf hops and then use whatever the other is for pellets. BTW, I'll be trying out the new HERMS coil you made for me tomorrow .. I welded the tri-clover fittings on over the weekend!

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A finer mesh doesn't allow liquid to flow through it as easily due to surface tension at the points the boil interacts with (which are many on a mesh of that size and porosity). Therefore a boil will be attenuated by a finer mesh. It will do a better job at holding in the hop trub but at the cost of less boil penetration. You do want a vigorous boil.
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Looking forward to seeing the 40 mesh results ... then I'll decide. The 50 looks good though. I'll keep my 30 mesh for whole leaf hops and then use whatever the other is for pellets. BTW, I'll be trying out the new HERMS coil you made for me tomorrow .. I welded the tri-clover fittings on over the weekend!

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Sounds good. I have some extra 50 in case you decide to go that route. I'll be ordering 40 today. I'm glad the coil is going to work for you because that was a funky one!


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