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Old 08-06-2012, 10:12 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of using one of these but am concerned the plastic paint strainer will not hold up to boiling temps. Any comments from those with experience would be appreciated.



 
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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It'll hold up to boiling water just fine. Just be sure it doesn't rest on the bottom of your boil kettle.



 
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:31 PM   #3
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Thanks!

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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Every paint strainer bag I've seen is made of nylon, which depending on the exact type has a melting point around 400-500F. Boiling temps are a non-issue.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:07 AM   #5
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Build it out of stainless, wimp. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/hops...screen-157529/

 
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:50 PM   #6
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Yep, it will be fine. Done it many times.

 
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:59 PM   #7
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I bought a very large spice ball... it would hold a Softball... I just toss the whole thing in when the addtion is due

http://www.amazon.com/Extra-Large-Ju...rds=spice+ball

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:48 PM   #8
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how does that spice ball work... do you like it.... Do you take it out and add each addition of hops, or do you have several...
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:09 PM   #9
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Those spice balls really constrict the hops inside unless you're using a very small amount.

Now that being said, the strainer/hop bags aren't exactly 100% effective at their job either. I just brewed a black IPA w/7oz in the spider. When it came time to xfer the wort to the carboy, I had to filter out probably 1oz worth of hops. That's all the finer material that slowly makes its way through the micro-holes in the bag. But it's great for just removing hops at the end of a boil and not dealing with nearly as much a mess during IPA brew sessions.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #10
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you say filter... do you actually use a filter you made, bought... we are thinking of the same process soon...


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