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Old 09-25-2011, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default DIY Hop Spider on the cheap, dirty, quick, and easy

It's brew day and I need a hop spider for this IPA. Pronto! Other problem is my kettle has almost no headspace by the time I get 6.5-7 gallons in there so most hop spiders will be touching boiling wort.

Searched around the garage and came up with this brilliant plan.


We'll know in a few minutes if it works

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Old 09-25-2011, 05:18 PM   #2
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Looks good to me. Coat hanger?

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Old 09-25-2011, 05:34 PM   #3
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Bailing wire, a coat hangar would have worked too!

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haha I had a friend do almost the same thing. He was brewing on a stove top and he had a microwave just above the stove so he hung a coat hanger from the microwave handle and hooked the hop bag on the coat hanger. worked pretty well.

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I ended up running a second length of wire across to help hold the bag open. Worked well. I will probably continue to use this method until I get a bigger BK with more headspace

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