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Old 06-19-2008, 12:54 AM   #1
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May 2008
Roanoke, va
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Just came across this, and was thinking it would be great for me to strain into my primary. I don't have a brewpot with a spout, so I always pour mine into my bucket. It also helps with aeration. Just curious, should I order the 200 400 or the 600 micron one? I was thinking the 600.


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Old 06-19-2008, 01:18 AM   #2
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Actually, I think it would clog up almost immediately, rendering it useless. But hey, I guess I could be wrong.

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Old 06-19-2008, 02:25 AM   #3
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Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
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I've been using a nylon net that fits over the rim of a primary bucket. You can get them at brew stores or on-line. Mine are 14 years and still going strong.

I pour the hot wort throught them and sparge ANYTHING that's captured in there. Works like a charm every time.

Just be sure to hold them in place with 6 clip-on clothes pins so the weight of the water and hops doesn't pull the wort into the bucket. Trust me on this one.
HB Bill

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Old 06-19-2008, 06:06 AM   #4
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I think it would work to strain out some of the trub from your boil for sure.

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