I'm planning on getting a hop spider for my rig so I can ditch the bazooka tube and run a dip tube closer to the bottom of my pot. Here's the problem I'm having:
The boil kettle I ended up purchasing was wider than it is tall (and I pay for it every brew day in evaporation). I was thinking of purchasing one of Zack's hop spiders from Stainlessbrewing.com but I don't know which diameter to get (comes in 4.5", 6.5", 8.5") because instead of 18" tall (which is how it comes) I only have about 8" of height to play with.
I brew 5-6 gal batches with mostly pellet hops and I do brew some heavily hopped IPAs. What's the smallest diameter you think I can get with 8" height so I don't clog all the pores.
Here's the link to the product - http://www.stainlessbrewing.com/Hop-...lds_p_158.html