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Old 01-04-2011, 02:01 AM   #31
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Was thinking the same thing about this one
DOH!

Now I can't see straight again....
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:02 AM   #32
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I made something similar but I used 3 threaded rods.

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Old 01-04-2011, 09:21 PM   #33
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I just started reading this thread and got a couple of posts into it and read this "I'm no small guy and I gave my sack quite a few good tugs." and I had to stop there because my eyes were watering and couldn't see straight as I was laughing so hard.

I hope your sack is OK!

Still ROFL...
Thanks for asking, my sack is fine. I've given it a good workout at least four times since I wrote that.

To date, warned that it would happen, I have yet to have my sack fall off. Though, my sack did get a bit loose one time. Using heavy welder's gloves and a firm two-handed grip, I kept my loose sack under control and saved a messy clean up. If I hadn't noticed my loose sack and got that good, leather lined, two-handed grip at JUST the right moment, my sack would have spewed scalding hot spent hops all over my brewing counter, and probably the floor too. And, everyone knows it's NEVER a good thing getting spent hops on the counter, the floor, or in your brewing partner's hair.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:33 AM   #34
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Carlin reincarnated!

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Old 07-06-2011, 01:40 AM   #35
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BIAB
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:34 PM   #36
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I spent some time making a similar device using a brass toilet flange and SS wire to hold it in place. The brew session went well and after cleaning the bag, I wanted to dry it.

I put the bag in my brew kettle and stretched the elastic around my kettle. It fit perfectly as though it was made to be used this way. Not sure why we aren't just letting the hops swim about similar to the BIAB method. Why use the spider at all?

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Old 09-21-2011, 01:09 AM   #37
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Not sure why we aren't just letting the hops swim about similar to the BIAB method. Why use the spider at all?
I use it for easier clean up and so I don't get as much crud into the primary fermenter. Your mileage may vary.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:39 AM   #38
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I based my version on an previous post that mentioned a single rod. I used two large marbles to keep the bag from floating. It worked well. I wanted a pellet hop filter so I can move to a plate chiller. This is a 10 gallon boil.

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Old 10-15-2012, 02:56 AM   #39
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I made mine with a SS basket for a garbage disposal. When I bring it all the way inside the handle I can spin it and it is close enough to the walls that it can't be knocked in.
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