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Old 04-24-2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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Don't know if these qualify as DIY since you don't have to build anything but I figured I would share with all of the DIY cheapskates like myself out there.

They have varying sizes and they stack. Amazon has them too but they are a little more pricey if you are buying more than like 3 I think US plastics has the price beat.

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...4071&catid=685

EDIT: So for an update if your not reading this thread, the 100 micron is so fine that I will not be using it its just too good of a filter. I will be using the 600 400 and 200 and would recommend the same for everyone else.

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Old 04-25-2013, 12:49 AM   #2
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Pretty sweet idea! Anyone currently use one? Do they clog straining hoppy beers?

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Old 04-25-2013, 02:18 AM   #3
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I bought all 4, ill keep everyone posted on how they work.

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neat find, hope they work well! Alot of surface area to help aerate as u pitch it too

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Yea im hoping it will eliminate the need for my hop bag and any other additional filtering or screens. They stack so should work swell.

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I bought all 4, ill keep everyone posted on how they work.
I look forward to hearing your results. My wife enoys hoppy beers but they can be a pain to strain.
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I use a 5 gallons paint strainer bag from the local hardware store. $3/ea I think (2 per bag).

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What size (microns) do you need?

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Okay so brewed with these today for anyone who is curious. They work really really well. I will no be using hop bags or spiders or kettle screen in the future. The 100 micron is too fine, it clogged in about 10 seconds but stacking 600 - 400 - 200 worked amazingly well. They are not the best quality but with some care they should last a while.

Stacked in the bucket, they fit the 6.5 brew buckets great.

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They are not the best quality but with some care they should last a while.
Do you think you could give an estimate of how many uses you could expect to get out of these?
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