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Old 12-30-2010, 02:11 AM   #1
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Default SS hop filter!!

Hey guys, I don't think anyone has done this yet. I wanted to make a hop strainer, but I have read a few horror stories of the coupling melting. Well, while at work today my wheels got to turning!! I used a stainless steel sink basket, and cut the lower part out with my dremel. I am using the nut that holds the basket in the sink to help hold the paint strainers on with the 4" hose clamp. I also used a piece of 1/4" all thread to hold it up. I wanted to still be able to use the lid with the strainer so I made it to fit in one of the drain holes on my keggle. Working at a hardware store is a blessing and a curse! The basket was about 7 bucks, 2 for the all thread 2 or 3 for the strainers, and a few cents for a couple nuts. The all thread and the nuts aren't stainless, but it's ok. They will never touch the sweet brew! So for 10 to 20 bucks all day, you can have a stainless steel hop strainer!I can't wait to try this baby out on Friday, and Saturday.





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Old 12-30-2010, 02:23 AM   #2
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sweet!

I have the ol pvc unit currently but I'm getting close to finishing my new electric rig and I don't like the way it's currently constructed.

Looks like I'll be heading to Lowe's tomorrow

Great idea!

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Old 12-30-2010, 09:55 AM   #3
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BTW, I don't think the screw on ring on the bottom is stainless. I left one in PBW too long and it ate it up. Just so you know.

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Generally the threaded nuts are made of pot metal. Some are brass.
Good call. I think I'll just flip the thing over and use the flange as the retainer for the paint strainer when I build mine.
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Yeah, the big nut isn't stainless, but I didn't think it would hurt. I may end up getting rid of it and turning it upside down like EuBrew said.

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Old 12-31-2010, 05:17 PM   #7
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Great work. I love it when people come up with creative solutions for stuff.

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I am so building this. Prost!

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This baby worked great! Made a Franziskaner clone, and a Christmas ale this weekend, and it was perfect!

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what did you use for the bag

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