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Old 03-21-2013, 02:42 AM   #1
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I built a DIY hop spider ala this guy and it's working great in my 7.5 gal. turkey fryer kettle.



But I'm getting sick of watching the first 30 mins. for boil-overs and am about to make a 15.5 gal keggle.

If I'm making 5 gal batches (boiling 6.5 gals or so) in a keggle, will the 5 gal. strainer bag get down low enough in the keggle? Does anyone use this design in their current keggle?

Thanks in advance.



 
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:47 AM   #2
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I have a very similar hop spider I use in my keggle and it is fine. If you have a problem with the height of the bag just get a longer one, they are cheap.



 
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:58 AM   #3
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If you add fermcaps or unflavored infant gas dropsyou should no longer have the boil-over issue.

 
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #4
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I use fermcap and I love it, but right now it's almost impossible to do 90 min. boils so I'm hoping for some more head space.

 
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