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Old 03-09-2007, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default Braid instead of HopStopper?

Will it work, or will it clog too quickly?


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Old 03-09-2007, 09:29 PM   #2
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I'm going to actually answer the question you posted!

A ss braid works quite well for straining out whole hops. Not so well for pellet hops. (When I use pellets, I use muslin bags).


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I'm going to actually answer the question you posted!

A ss braid works quite well for straining out whole hops. Not so well for pellet hops. (When I use pellets, I use muslin bags).
Good. I prefer whole hops. Don't know why, just do. $60 for a hopstopper just seems a bit pricey.
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Good. I prefer whole hops. Don't know why, just do. $60 for a hopstopper just seems a bit pricey.
I would recommend ending your siphon dip tube with a T, and then clamping both ends of a long SS braid to the T. I just have mine clamped to the end of the tube, but it flops around a fair amount in the pot that way.
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Uh, that's really not nice. Thank God I was alone in my office with the door closed.
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