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Old 03-01-2013, 11:37 PM   #11
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I will be using whole hop leaf with this. Hopefully i wont have horrible results. My Brew day last week got bumped to this sat so results will be posted shortly.
If you're using whole leaf hops, I can almost guarantee you'll be fine. Just whirlpool and if it starts getting clogged take ur mash paddle and kinda push away from the filter, no biggie.


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Old 03-02-2013, 02:48 AM   #12
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I got around to using this today. I actually used pellets with good results until it got down to the very bottom.


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Old 03-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #13
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I found this at Ikea. Its a stainless utensil holder. It was about 6inches tall, but I trimmed it down to about 3 inches to fit the dip tube. I use a lot of whole leaf, and this suprisingly blocks about 95% of the leaf. If I let it settle after chilling, I get about the same percent with pellets. Maybe cost me $3.50.

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Old 03-02-2013, 11:44 PM   #14
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curse your $5 saved!! LOL... Nice looking filter. Looks real easy to clean too.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:30 AM   #15
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I'm heading to Ikea this week. I will definitely be looking for this utensil holder when I go. Thanks for the tip.

What do you think about lining the inside in the utensil holder with some ss mesh? Would that filter out more or just ask for clogging?
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:21 AM   #16
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Or even a nylon mesh on the outside might work better. I guess I can try it out and see if it works out not.
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I thought about using mesh on it when I first got it. After my experiance with the tea ball, I decided to stay away from mesh. It worked well enough that I decided not to do anything to is. Of coarse its no Blickman hopblocker, but does the job at hand. The other idea I had for it was to loosly wrap it in stainless wire to act as a screen.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:00 AM   #18
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Just a update. I tried to use this with six oz pellets and only one oz leaf with horrible rresults. It clogged near the end and left me with about a gal still in the pot. So only use pellets if equally matched with whole leaf to make a better filter bed


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