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Old 04-20-2011, 04:19 PM   #31
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Thanks for this! I plan to make this also. I'm so sick of the bag. My bag always fills up with hops and cold break and wont strain. I recirculate back into the bag while I'm chilling and the bag just expands, it fills with break and hop materiel and it wont drain fast enough and then I lose my prime to my pump. Im so sick of this. I hope that the 20X20 screen will end all my hop and break material issues.
I plan on using rivets, I think these rivets will be fine but if there is any objection let me know.
http://www.smallparts.com/blind-rivet-diameter-length-drill/dp/B00137P9RS/ref=sr_1_24?sr=1-24&qid=1303094698&filterBy.material_browse=1641466 1
I think those rivets are to long. It sounds like the grip is the thickness of material that they should be used for, which for those is listed as .501"-.625".

I don't have any experience with rivets though.

I'm going to try these ones and I'll let you know how they work:

https://www.smallparts.com/blind-rivet-diameter-length-drill/dp/B00137U3PG/ref=sr_1_30?sr=1-30&qid=1303316010&filterBy.material_browse=1641466 1
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:35 PM   #32
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I have no idea what kind of rivets to get I saw cheap, a smaller diameter, and I'm glad I didn't buy.

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Old 04-20-2011, 04:42 PM   #33
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Total cost was about $100 for materials and took about 3 hours and 4 bottles of Pliny to make. A little pricey - but well worth the effort.

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6" section of 10" ID 304L Stainless Pipe (10 guage wall)
24"x24" sheet of 8x8, .032 304L Stainless Mesh
(3) 3/8" 18-2 Stainless studs - 6"
(9) 3/8 18-2 Stainless nuts
(1) 10" Stainless Hose Clamp
Handfull of Stainless Rivets

I don't understand how you got a 24" wide stainless mesh sheet around a 10" diameter stainless pipe that has a circumference of about 31"?
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:32 PM   #34
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any updates on anyone who decided to make this, thinking about making the plunge and wanted to get some updated feedback if possible. thanks.

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Old 06-16-2011, 11:50 PM   #35
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I've built one. I really like it but I need to make it bigger for recipes with more than ~2 or 3 oz of hops. I'll put up some pics and more info next week, going out of town for the weekend.

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Old 06-22-2011, 03:43 AM   #36
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Default The finished product!

I'm pleased with how this went...see pics below.

I've got extra materials and will make somebody one of these or sell the materials if interested.

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Old 06-22-2011, 11:10 AM   #37
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How much?

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Old 06-22-2011, 12:26 PM   #38
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I would put some type of band around the top to give it more strength. The strands will be pokinging your hands and flexing when you dump it. I finally found something that fits mine. I'm cutting the top off a cheap stainless pot. I wish I had made mine the full diameter of my kettle. Looks great and I can say that it totally cured any hop problems I ever had. No clogging, even with straight pellets.

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jaginger...what size rivets did you use?

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jaginger...what size rivets did you use?

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From McMaster, item # 97525A410:
18-8 SS Blind Rivet with 18-8 SS Mandrel Domed, 1/8" Dia, .032"-.062" Material Thickness
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