Best Hop Strainer ever! - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Best Hop Strainer ever!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-28-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
MrVix
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Streator, IL.
Posts: 95
Liked 22 Times on 12 Posts



For those of you that ferment in buckets... I found a hop strainer that is cheap and works very well. It is a 600 micron plastic strainer that fits in the top of the bucket. Cost is about $4.80! No more muslin sacks. This thing works so slick and is very easy to clean. It is about 3" deep and sits well down inside the bucket.
I will attach the link bellow:

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...7442&catid=685

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 01:35 AM   #2
ArcLight
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Millburn, NJ
Posts: 1,385
Liked 126 Times on 96 Posts


Interesting.
It says the average height is 4 inches, is that deep enough?

Insert Specifications
MATERIAL USED
High Density Polyethylene
INSERT DIMENSIONS
Inner diameter: 10.675" (+0.25"/-0")
Outer diameter: 11.75" (+0.25"/-0")
Height/depth: 4" (+/-0.125")
Average thickness: 28 mil (+/-10%)
WEIGHT
2 oz. (+/-10%)
BOTTOM MESH
Coarse/600 micron mesh (Polyester)
TEMPERATURE PARAMETERS
High (momentary): 180˚(240˚)F
Low: -20F

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 03:28 PM   #3
shoggoth
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 37
Liked 7 Times on 3 Posts


Cool find! Looks like they also have 200 and 400 micron mesh available. i wonder how fine you can go without ending up with a clogged mess?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 04:36 PM   #4
xmacro
Recipes 
 
Sep 2012
Tampa, FL
Posts: 217
Liked 48 Times on 32 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by shoggoth View Post
Cool find! Looks like they also have 200 and 400 micron mesh available. i wonder how fine you can go without ending up with a clogged mess?
That's currently being discussed in another hopstopper thread; seems 200 is a bit too fine, and a few people are testing out 300 vs 400

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/new-...93/index7.html

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 04:43 PM   #5
Jukas
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 974
Liked 104 Times on 79 Posts


The price is certainly right, but not a good choice for use with a plate chiller.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 06:05 PM   #6
ArcLight
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Millburn, NJ
Posts: 1,385
Liked 126 Times on 96 Posts


How can you use it to dry hop if its only 3 inches from the top of the bucket. It wont be in contact with the wort, Or if it is, just barely.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 08:19 AM   #7
MrVix
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Streator, IL.
Posts: 95
Liked 22 Times on 12 Posts


No..No. I use this strainer when I pour my wort into my fermenter. I have used screened funnels, hand strainers, and collanders, none have worked. With it's large surface area this strainer separates all particles from the wort. My last batch had over 3 ounces of hops in it and this caught all of it and still let the wort pass thru quickly and easily.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 12:10 PM   #8

if you looking for a real good strainer google Chinois or china caps. these are what we use in restaurants. china caps are larger, have different hole sizes and would be good for removing hop leaf. chinois are super fine mesh and would remove any fine particles from what ever you run through it
__________________
Good people drink good beer - Hunter S. Thompson
Duct tape. The handyman's secret weapon - Red Green

Naughty Kitty Brewing EST 1993
Primary 1 - Saison
Primary 2 - Centennial IPA
Primary 3 -
Secondary 1 -
Secondary 2 -
Bottled - Nogginfogger DIPA, Feral Red Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 01:15 PM   #9
MichaelBrock
 
MichaelBrock's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
Alachua, FL
Posts: 498
Liked 35 Times on 30 Posts


I thought this was going to be a thread on using paint strainers. When I first started all-grain I found a recommendation here to use paint strainers from lowes to strain out the wort when going into the fermenter. I picked a pack up at lowes and 15 batches later they are still going strong. easy to wash out and do a good job of catching the hops and cold/hot break. Locally available, for most people, and cheap at $2.98 for two. I use the 1 gallon size for dry hopping.

http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...llow&cId=PDIO1

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 11:11 PM   #10
MrVix
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Streator, IL.
Posts: 95
Liked 22 Times on 12 Posts


I have used the paint strainer bags for years also. I always rested the bag in a collader when I removed it from the wort. That meant cleaning the collander and cleaning and washing the bag. I like this piece because it snapps into the top of the bucket so there is no mess and I have only one piece to clean and wash.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hop strainer? fatelvis Equipment/Sanitation 189 03-31-2014 04:49 PM
Hop strainer Cromwell Equipment/Sanitation 1 01-12-2012 02:56 PM
6lb strainer? davis119 Equipment/Sanitation 2 05-07-2011 11:52 PM
Strainer Bag Sanitizing Mato23 Equipment/Sanitation 3 01-04-2010 03:45 PM
hop strainer aflyershckyfan Equipment/Sanitation 11 02-23-2009 04:48 PM


Forum Jump