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Old 05-02-2010, 03:59 PM   #1
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So after posting about what people use in their boil kettles T-Screens, Bazooka, etc.. I ran to the local Stores looking for Scrubbie's. After five different stores with no luck i headed to the Hardware store went to the drain section and the strainers caught my eye.. So it cost me a total of $6.45 to build and is all Stainless. I posted pics of everything Worked better than i thought!


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Old 05-02-2010, 04:09 PM   #2
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Looks good. How much hops have your used it with? Any clogging issues? What's the perforated bottom piece?


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Old 05-02-2010, 04:14 PM   #3
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Looks great! I'd be interested in knowing if there's any clogging issues as well
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:14 PM   #4
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This is what i bought to make it as well at 2 screws and 2 nuts (Stainless).
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:17 PM   #5
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Looks good. How much hops have your used it with? Any clogging issues? What's the perforated bottom piece?
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Looks great! I'd be interested in knowing if there's any clogging issues as well
I have had no Clogging.. I do Use a Draw String hop Bag in my Kettle For my Hops.. Even when i use Irish Moss it has not Clogged.. Its def collected on and around it but has not Restricted at all!
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:00 PM   #6
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Looks real simple and inexpensive but I would bet that if you were not screening your hops in a bag that thing would clog badly. There is not much surface area. I bag my hops too and I don't screen my wort at all.
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:13 PM   #7
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Looks real simple and inexpensive but I would bet that if you were not screening your hops in a bag that thing would clog badly. There is not much surface area. I bag my hops too and I don't screen my wort at all.
No doubt it would most likely clog up.. I did it for insurance.. and when i use other spices etc
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:04 AM   #8
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I am using just the sink strainer for mine... It can get clogged with pellet hops pretty easily... Been using bags just in case...
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I'm using a stainless braid and it clogged badly with pellet hops yesterday. Had to sanitize my hands/arms and reach in and coax the hops away from it the whole time I was racking to fermenter. Looking for a better option without bagging my hops, though I may end up doing that eventually.


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