This is really a followup to this
thread, and thought this might help others as well doing similar projects.
i am making a huge hop stopper, just two sheets of mesh around a dip tube in my keggle. It's going to just be a 12"24" piece folded in half, so no circles or fancy octagons for me.
Anyway, there doesn't seem to be much coherency (or at least that I could find) regarding a mesh size that will sufficiently filter pellet hops out of the boil so that the plate chiller does not clog AND the screen doesn't get clogged.
30x30 seems to be what a lot of people use, however I think that this is not fine enough (see this
Looking to buy from McMaster, and they of course have everything you can ever want. I am thinking about getting the 40x40 for my hop stopper build.
Anyone have any input on mesh sizes from personal experience?
Browse to your heart's desire: http://www.mcmaster.com/#wire-mesh/=c5hb6r