I decided the all thread bolted version of hop spiders I've seen wasn't for me. So I picked up a few things at Lowes and built my version. Gas welded the 1/4" rod together and made the ring by bending it cold around a large socket I had in my tool box. Haven't used it yet but I think it's going to work out great. Using the 5 gal paint strainer bags.
And I'd like to see my 1.080 beers ready from grain to glass in a week, and served to me by red-headed twin penthouse pets wearing garter belts and fishnet stockings, with Irish accents, calling me "master luv gun," but we can't always get what we want can we? :)