A few months ago I read all the DYI entries about Hop Spiders and Hop Socks and made this one for myself. After using it for a few batches with 1 gallon paint strainer bags from Home Depot, I have to say that I love it. I will never make another IPA without this!!!
A big thanks to everyone whos design influenced me. The biggest difference with my design is that I used a piece of scrap copper and riveted it together. Also, I really recommend the "Turn-Key" style dry hose clamp because installing the sack is tool free.
I really like the robe hook, it is very easy to stir the kettle without "spider legs" in the way. (This was not my idea, so I can't take credit for it!)