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Old 02-17-2012, 02:19 AM   #1
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I have been using a hop spider for a while, but I wanted to go free range with my hops. I like the hop stopper and a DIY kind of guy. A big thanks to TomRep who build one the other day and provided guidance.

Parts: Stainless Mesh 28x28 .01 wire size 24"x24"
http://www.mcmaster.com/#85385T407

Stainless wired .015, got this from TomRep, not sure where he got it.

1 lid to your pot ~12 inches.

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First, fold the mesh Corner to Corner to make a large triangle. Then take your lid and place it close to the fold. This will give you the outside corner for the spout. I used a sharpy and drew a line around the lid, but stopped near the outside corner, making sure to leave enough for your drain tube. I then cut most of the circle out. I left it folded when I cut it. I left the fold intact also. I then took a pair of pliers and folded about an 1/8 of an inch over. I did a few spots around the circle first to hold the form, then worked my way around. I folded it to a 90 all the way around then went and flattened it out. I then repeated this, so edge is 6 ply. This stiffened it and made a nice edge. I then used the wire to sew the edge. I started with the spout and made sure my diptube fit. I spaced my threads like 1/3 to 1/2 inch. Once done, I had a copper dip tube and notch the pick up part, so if the screen sucked tight, wort still could flow.













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Old 02-17-2012, 02:21 AM   #2
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:37 AM   #3
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looks good, lots of surface area

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:24 AM   #4
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Good job Mike!

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:31 AM   #5
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I tried this once. Clogged immediately and has been sitting in my 'random brewing supplies' bin ever since. Used pellets.

Good luck

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:58 AM   #6
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Pheonix- you used too small of a mesh. I just did an ipa with about 11 oz of hops for a 10 gallon batch and had No clogging. They were all pellets. Flow was slow from the pump, but that was it. I used the same mesh as milldoggy. Oh and the wire he used to sew it was bought from mcmaster-carr. I can get the part number if anyone is interested (unless he has it posted above. On my phone, can't tell).
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:59 AM   #7
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nicely done mike!

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Old 02-17-2012, 10:12 AM   #8
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nicely done mike!
Thanks Rick. Got some good sours for when you return.
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I have a pair of pants that need to be mended. I will bring them by the next time.

It looks nice Mike. Keep us updated with a brewday "after" pic.

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GermanRockIt,
Ha, if you would inspect my threading skillz closer, I dont think you want me to sew up your old man pants. I will post some after pics. I think the saison I am doing this weekend calls for around 4 oz of hops for 10g.



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