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Old 03-18-2012, 09:33 PM   #101
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I wanted to post an update to this thread I brewed today for the first time with my new hop stopper and I must say it exceeded my expectations. I brewed a small beer with about 4 oz of hops and had zero trouble with all pellet hops. I have attached a few pictures.







Almost forgot I used the 30x30 and had no problem with all pellet hops, will update after my next brew which will be somewhere around 8-10 oz of pellet hops.

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Old 03-18-2012, 11:44 PM   #102
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I wanted to post an update to this thread I brewed today for the first time with my new hop stopper and I must say it exceeded my expectations. I brewed a small beer with about 4 oz of hops and had zero trouble with all pellet hops. I have attached a few pictures.







Almost forgot I used the 30x30 and had no problem with all pellet hops, will update after my next brew which will be somewhere around 8-10 oz of pellet hops.
please do - I think this will be the route that I am going once I recoup from my other builds
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:45 AM   #103
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Might be a dumb question, but does anyone think that the 30x30 mesh could be sewn with a sewing machine? Anybody have some scrap and would be willing to try?

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Old 03-20-2012, 12:16 AM   #104
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Being that most of the rivets are along areas where the mesh overlaps, I do not think there is anyway possible this could be sewn together with a needle. I used a drill and then put the rivets in which I think is the best option.

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Old 03-20-2012, 12:57 PM   #105
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I toyed with sewing but what kind of thread would one use?

The rivets actually work quite well. Simply drill and pop. I did use aluminum rivets simply because I had them. They have performed just fine. I also used 30 x 30 which seems to be idea for the pellets I use.

The first time you use it you will be amazed by how much stuff comes from those few pellets of hops.

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Old 03-20-2012, 01:37 PM   #106
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What is everyone's thought on this mesh

McMaster Carr number: 85385T522
Mesh Size - 32 × 32
Wire Dia. - 0.0065"
Opening Width - 0.025"
OpenArea - 62.7%
Each - 36.80

It has a good opening width, enough to block pellets and has a high percent open area, which should help flow, and the price is right.

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http://www.amazon.com/Paderno-World-Cuisine-inches-Stainless-steel/dp/B001A44YTS/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1332251587&sr=1-1

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Old 03-20-2012, 02:49 PM   #107
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Can't help you.

My 30 x 30 came from McMaster Carr but I haven't a clue on the details other than size.

If they only have one size of 30 x 30 you could possibly use the associated info for comparison however I did purchase mine over a year ago. Who knows what if any material changes they may have gone through.

On the surface your 32 x 32 sounds fine, where as my 30 x30 still allows some particles to escape the 32 may be beneficial.

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Old 03-28-2012, 10:19 PM   #108
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QUOTE "What is everyone's thought on this mesh"

McMaster Carr number: 85385T522
Mesh Size - 32 × 32
Wire Dia. - 0.0065"
Opening Width - 0.025" "



It looks good to me, Im thinking I'll pull the trigger on this, if theres a disadvantage to this mesh let me know..?

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Old 03-28-2012, 10:29 PM   #109
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My only thoughts on it, is the wire strong enough.

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Can't help you.

My 30 x 30 came from McMaster Carr but I haven't a clue on the details other than size.

If they only have one size of 30 x 30 you could possibly use the associated info for comparison however I did purchase mine over a year ago. Who knows what if any material changes they may have gone through.

On the surface your 32 x 32 sounds fine, where as my 30 x30 still allows some particles to escape the 32 may be beneficial.

Cheers....
There are two 30x30s available. They are pretty comparable.
wire diameter..........opening width........open area
0.013"....................0.020".................. 37.1%
0.012"....................0.021".................. 40.8%

I used 28x28x.010" for my hop stopper and it filters everything well, but it clogs with big hop bills. I'm debating building one of these hopsters and using both. Can anyone chime in on how well they work with big hop bills?
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