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Old 12-17-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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I've been looking into making a large hop screen/basket for my brew kettle to contain the pellet hop mess (I make a lot of IPA's). I found a guy on E-Bay, very well reviewed, who will make a stainless steel, 400 micron basket, 12" diameter x 12" deep (my requested dimensions), with tabs to rest on the top of my BK, for $80. I don't think I could build it myself for this price.

Sound like a good deal? Any concerns with the 400 micron stainless mesh?

Thanks!

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/new-...p-gunk-352293/

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:24 PM   #3
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Thanks, Bx. Sounds as if the consensus is that, for pellet hops, 300 micron is the way to go.

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:07 PM   #4
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Ok... Just ordered a 300 micron basket for $30. Sounds like a very cool product.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
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Its what i have/use. Its been a blessing on brew day.

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:09 PM   #6
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I used a 10"x4" 300 micron basket on my last 12 gallon brew, and it was almost full with only 5oz of hop pellets... I'm curious to know if this is about what others are seeing, and what size basket I should upgrade to if I was wanting to do an IIPA... My rough math says 6x the space to hop 32oz of pellets for something like a Pliny the younger clone...

That would be a huge basket... Am I missing something?
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:12 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MadGus
I used a 10"x4" 300 micron basket on my last 12 gallon brew, and it was almost full with only 5oz of hop pellets... I'm curious to know if this is about what others are seeing, and what size basket I should upgrade to if I was wanting to do an IIPA... My rough math says 6x the space to hop 32oz of pellets for something like a Pliny the younger clone...

That would be a huge basket... Am I missing something?
I had the same concern regarding the lack of area when using large quantities of hops. So, I ordered a hop screen 12" in diameter x 14" deep, 300 micron screen. I received it the other day, and really like how it fits in my brew kettle. I can't wait to brew with it, will report on how it works.

 
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:03 PM   #8
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Post up a pic or two, Scott... Very interested.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:59 AM   #9
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Quote:
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Post up a pic or two, Scott... Very interested.
I'm currently away from the house, will post pics next weekend.

 
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:00 AM   #10
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I ferment in a bucket and a 5 gal paint strainer from HD/LWS is amazing. It has an elastic band which fits around the top, sits near the bottom and when pouring is done, lift it up to drain. When the bottom gets clogged, grab the bottom and lift up and now it's draining out the side

No more... Hey honey can you help me strain the wort...

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