Brew Kettle – Stainless Hop Screen

Written by Dan Mickelson on February 3, 2014

I wanted less trub going into my fermenters and had problems with my brew kettle bazooka screen getting clogged.  I looked into making a hop spider, when I came across this site.  http://utahbiodieselsupply.com/brewingfilters.php

6x14 inch 300 micron brew filter hops spider filter6x14 inch 300 micron brew filter hops spider filter

I bought the 6″x10″ hop screen for my 8 gallon megapot and used it for the first time this weekend.  Here’s what it saved from going into my fermenter.

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I had zero issue with my bazooka screen clogging and the 2.5 oz of hop matter was left behind, saving 1/4″ to 1/2″ of gunk in the tank.  Cleanup was a breeze and it’s ready to use again!  A little pricey at $45, but it’s an investment and something I don’t have to worry about in the future.

They also sell dry-hop tubes for standard carboys and a nice container to dry-hop in the keg.  I bought the corny-keg hopper and plan to use that very soon.