I've purchased parts to build a hop strainer, a lot like the one in this picture (and the one in the HBT wiki
). I realize this is a relatively simple assembly, but to a new brewer it could seem fancy and complicated at first glance. So, I am going to take photos and describe what I'm doing as I build my own version of this.
(1) 4 inch PVC coupling, $1.13
(1) 3-5 inch hose clamp, $1.85
(3) 12 inch length of 1/4-20 threaded rod, $0.98
(2) 8-pack of nuts, $0.98
(1) 4-pack of wingnuts, $0.98
Total: $8.86 + tax
I already have a strainer bag whose opening is about 4.5" diameter that will work perfectly for this, shown in the attached photo. I think it cost about $3.
Both of my drill's batteries are dead, so I've been stalled for an hour or so while I wait for one of them to charge. I'll be drilling soon and should have finished pics up within a couple of hours.