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Old 01-19-2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Just made a new hop spider

Nothing revolutionary but I am quite pleased with the result.



Made with a ss 16cm cake ring, 3 ss threaded rods, ss locking nuts, ss washers, ss jubilee clip.

The bag is nylon 400 micron koi carp pre filter bag, its really heavy duty and stiff.

I made a cage to keep it open though from ss braided cable which I had left over from another job.

Just got to use it now.

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Old 01-20-2014, 02:39 PM   #2
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How tough will that cable be to clean? It's hot side so not a huge deal. Just seems like it'd be a pain.

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Old 01-20-2014, 02:54 PM   #3
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Very nice! But yea, the cable cleaning.

Maybe trim off a 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch ring off the bottom of that cake ring and drop that into the bottom of the bag to replace the cable?

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Old 01-20-2014, 03:30 PM   #4
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Nice

I like

Maybe a solid wire

great idea, I am on my way to get a cake ring

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Old 01-20-2014, 06:22 PM   #5
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The cable was free, but yeah I will have to clean with a toothbrush. Like most brewing equipment cleaning is a breeze if you do it immediately. I will let you know how the cleaning goes.

Cutting the bottom of the cake ring would probably be a no, no. It was hard enough to drill to be honest.

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Old 01-23-2014, 05:04 PM   #6
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How did you drill it? I am considering building something similar using an aluminum cake ring (for easier drilling), but I know very little about drilling metal and what bits or techniques to use. I'd rather not bust my drill or my cake ring by making a foolish error.

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Will cleaning the wire really be that important if its always going to be immersed in boiling wort first?

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How did you drill it? I am considering building something similar using an aluminum cake ring (for easier drilling), but I know very little about drilling metal and what bits or techniques to use. I'd rather not bust my drill or my cake ring by making a foolish error.

Most on here use what's known as a "unibit", sourced from Harbor Freight.

"Back up" your cake pan with a piece of wood where you wish to drill, and have at it.
Hold it securely, ( with some gloves on), so if the bit catches and snatches it out your hand, you won't injure your foreskin actuators...........

I doubt it will catch, as the unibits are made for sheet metal, and should go right through it.
No need to run it wide open.

Hope that helps ya'!
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:31 PM   #9
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looks nice...might have to make one myself

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Lets see it in action!

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