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Old 11-05-2011, 06:18 PM   #1
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I've searched and searched with a lot of people asking, but never found anyone who actually reviewed one, I have love the hoppy stuff, this would be perfect in the boil for APA's, or keg hopping. How about this thing? It says its 5"x4", That's pretty big considering:

http://www.amazon.com/Extra-Large-Ju...ref=pd_sim_k_4



and all stainless for $9. Seems legit, I know we've all got different ways of skinning cats, this one seems cool and reusable.

 
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:21 PM   #2
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I use a tea ball. It's not really that big, though, and only holds about 1/2 ounce of leaf hops. So I need more than one for dryhopping in the keg. I've never used it in the boil- it's way too small for me.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:23 PM   #3
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Is that going to fit thru the corny opening if it is a 5" circle?

 
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:28 PM   #4
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Yooper, that's what I'm saying, I love the idea of something stainless I could use in the boil/bucket, and this thing seems HUGE, maybe fitting3-4 oz saturated hops? (guestimating) Would work perfect for those Pliny clones where you're dryhopping in charges, and removing to use different hops.

USF I'd have to measure, not sure off the top of my head.

 
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:31 PM   #5
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USF, no it wouldn't, ball lock opening is roughly 3"x4", but this one would, and same thing, all stainless: http://www.amazon.com/Twist-Lock-Spi...ref=pd_sim_k_5



$7.45

twist lock with a chain, so you could rig up a way to keep it off the diptube inlet.

 
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:31 PM   #6
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If you do buy it, definitely post back to review it. I'd be interested in buying one as well, but am concerned that it won't fit in the corny.

 
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:32 PM   #7
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We posted at the same time, that does look more likely to fit into the corny.

 
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:46 PM   #8
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Yeah, it's mesh so you could 'mold' it with a little elbow grease too. I may get a few in different sizes, carboys vs buckets too. I like being about to take it out, clean sanitize, add different/more hops for dryhopping too, like in the aforementioned Pliny clone where the dryhopping is in charges to be removed/replaced

 
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:57 PM   #9
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I use 5 of those, I have 4 of the really big size and one of the outrageously huge size (like 5"). They're great in the boil, you can either toss them in or hang them on the side. I like them because I can use them to keep the hops in the most vigorous part of the boil (have to do stovetop).

Through a little trial and error you'll figure out how much pellets you can put in there without them compacting into a tight ball. I try not to add more than an ounce and a half to each of the very big size but I prefer an ounce.

 
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The issue in the boil would be that you want the hops "loose", so you can't really pack it in. Even the bigger one shouldn't fit more than an ounce, I'd guess.
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