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Has anyone tried one of these?

https://www.northernbrewer.com/collections/big-mouth-bubbler/products/big-mouth-bubbler-depth-charge

Kind of spendy but looks useful if you do a lot of dry hopping.

Wondering how much trub it would catch when pouring wort thru it.​
You'd catch a pretty good amount, and anything that coated the screen would make it less effective for hops.

I'd pour in the wort before adding the lid/screen.

A buddy and I were well on our way toward inventing something like this (we both have BMBs, wanted a way to add hops without opening up the fermenter), then we say NB had done it. We lost interest, but had looked into attaching a hop screen to the bottom of a BMB lid, then adding a second port through which we could add CO2 while adding dry hops so as to push as much O2 out as we could.

Never happened.
 

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I use my screen from my BMB to vorlauf and as a hop basket in the boil. Some hops do manage its way into the wort but not nearly as much using other hop bags.
 
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Screening trub is usually futile, the screen would plug pretty quickly ime and would be more hassle than benefit...
Makes sense, I know the screen in my large funnel would clog up fast so I stopped using that.

I use my screen from my BMB to vorlauf and as a hop basket in the boil. Some hops do manage its way into the wort but not nearly as much using other hop bags.
I like that idea!

How do you attach it to the kettle, with a spring clamp
 

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Yes, I used a clamp to attach to side of kettle, I use an old keg as my kettle.
 
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