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Hop Spider
AG460

Hop Spider

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Description

The hop spider is stainless steel mesh hop filter that hangs from the the edge of your kettle. Up to 12 oz of hops are poured directly into the spider during the boil.  Made from 304 stainless steel. The basket is 13.75 in (35cm) high with the opening at the top being 5.9 in (15cm) diameter and tapers down to a 3.9 in (10cm) diameter at the bottom.

 

Kegland Part Number: KL04688

Item # AG460
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 2 LBS
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So I don’t have to keep using bags
Zachary W on Sep 19, 2020
Don't want to plug up my chiller
Tony D G on Sep 5, 2020
So I don’t have to keep using bags
Zachary W on Sep 19, 2020
tired of multiple hop bags
Jim F on Sep 14, 2020
Don't want to plug up my chiller
Tony D G on Sep 5, 2020
reduce the amount of hop debris that makes it into the fermenter
Michael B on Sep 5, 2020
Cleaner/easier way to add hops as well as keep them out of wort.
Dan F on Sep 4, 2020
Supposed to fit keggle and need to stop clogging plate chiller from hop material
Ken W on Sep 3, 2020
for good recommendations
Angelica Moreno on Aug 31, 2020
I don't like using hop bags
Andrew H on Aug 27, 2020
Seen it used successfully
Kenneth M M on Aug 26, 2020
Looking for a faster, easier brew day.
Bill S on Aug 24, 2020
looks like it fits keggles
Jacob K on Aug 22, 2020
tired of not having muslin bags or filtering out hops after boil
JACOB M on Aug 20, 2020
Better than bag
Mark G on Aug 19, 2020
Hoping to get clearer beer
Larry K on Aug 17, 2020
Better help to contain hop residue to prevent stuck sparge/recircultion/whirlpool etc. Im sure the false bottom and other mesh bottoms do the job, but rather that it than find out the hard way
Maxwell G on Aug 16, 2020
Friend
Shane D on Aug 13, 2020
To hold my grains
Rollin D on Aug 13, 2020
To go with my DigiBoil
Colten Zachary on Aug 4, 2020
Gift for husband
Martha S on Jul 30, 2020
Hoping to remove the hop bag requirement
Tim E on Jul 30, 2020
reusable and fine screening
Charles J on Jul 30, 2020
Hops
Matt T on Jul 29, 2020
ease of hop in boil
Raymond T on Jul 23, 2020
to make in-boil hops additions easier
Todd Morgan on Jul 23, 2020
Don’t have one to hard to strain hot wort
Will C on Jul 22, 2020
Doing smaller batches and want more into the fermenter.
Matt W on Jul 21, 2020
dank dank
Ryan Jones on Jul 16, 2020
Better than bags
Jayson C on Jul 14, 2020
my husband wanted it
Patricia G on Jul 8, 2020
We need a hop solution for our brew pot, one with decent volume.
Neil C on Jul 1, 2020
Nicer than the one I have
James A. M on Jun 30, 2020
Tired of using and cleaning hop bags
James T on Jun 30, 2020
prevent hop clogs
Mark P on Jun 30, 2020
tired of the mesh bags
Michael F on Jun 27, 2020
easier to get hop bags out
John Layton on Jun 25, 2020
To make my life easier
Brian M on Jun 23, 2020
To keep hop debris from clogging my chiller
Jim R on Jun 23, 2020
Increase efficency
Clifton C N on Jun 23, 2020
Needed for a while to keep gunk out of the pump
Ross on Jun 22, 2020
Give it a try
steven w on Jun 22, 2020
Want to reduce hop material going into fermenter
Andy Murrin on Jun 16, 2020
tired of hops in my beer
Joshua C on Jun 12, 2020
Dont have one
Barry Holbrook on Jun 10, 2020
To end clogging issues in my pump.
David Carpenter on Jun 5, 2020
Wow, could have used this hundreds of batches!
Eric H on Jun 3, 2020
friend has one
Jeffrey C on May 30, 2020
Clearer product
Ed U on May 28, 2020
keep hops debris out of fermenter
Rob Smith on May 23, 2020
Because a Hop Cockroach just won't do.
Michael B on May 20, 2020
Strong Recommendation to avoid clogging pump.
DANIEL G M on May 20, 2020
tired of multiple hop bags
Jim F on Sep 14, 2020
reduce the amount of hop debris that makes it into the fermenter
Michael B on Sep 5, 2020
Would anyone recommend this to replace bags for grain and/or hops in the main boil? Seems like it'd keep most of the trub from settling in the wort but I am concerned that with such a fine mesh, the ingredients won't incorporate into the boil as well as bags or loose.
Chris Meier on Jul 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have one and have used it several times. It’s not really big enough for grain, why are you adding grain to your boil? Liquid malt maybe! I use a clamp to hold it to the side of my boil kettle, as it tends to float during the boil, and before the clamp it once dumped into the kettle. I put my recirculating hose into the spider, to be sure the hops are getting full utilization. However, a lot of pellets, for multiple hop additions, can clog the screen and overflow the spider as well. I bought one with a screw top, that I just throw in like a bag, but it’s smaller for smaller additions. It has its benefits used properly, I had a plate chiller I was using and didn’t want the hops plugging it up. I’ve had bags come untied, so being careful about what ever you do, is prudent.
Will this do well with my 10 gallon Anvil Kettle?
John Coughlin on Sep 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Should be fine, John. You may need to modify the handle depending on your setup. I use the same spider with my 10 gallon Brewbuilt. I wanted to raise the bottom of the spider to sit above my electric heating element. Simply modified the handle to raise the resting height. This also allowed the spider’s top rim to stay well above the boil level. Good luck.
I brew 3gal batch’s would this work for that my boil volume for 3gal batch is little over 5gal?
William Hardin on Jun 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This does depend on the height of your kettle overall. If it gets to the bottom of your kettle, or underneath the surface of your wort, then it will work perfectly regardless of batch size.
Will this fit to my 20 gallon ss brewtech kettle? Im doing 15 gallon batches on it.
Ariel Zelaya on Dec 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It should work fine for you with that size kettle. I traded mine out for a smaller version as I only use an 8 gallon kettle.
Hello! I am wondering the full length of the product? It says the basket is 13.75 inches high, but how long is the metal handle? I get that it can be bent, but how long is the metal handle so I know how much wiggle room I have.
Christopher Stull on Jul 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The handle is 2.5" long, not sure why it looks so long in the photo.
How do you handle 0 minute hops additions with this? Add the hops and then immediately remove it? Or add the hops and keep this in the wort until cooled down?
Aaron Correll on Mar 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Aaron - We recommend to add the 0 minute hops into the hop spider, allow the hops to steep for 15 minutes or less, then it shouldn't be a problem to remove the spider and start wort chilling. Or you can add the 0 min hops straight into the wort without the spider and immediately begin chilling.
The specs say that the basket is 13.75" high. Is that the distance from the bottom of the cone to the top of the handle, or to the top of the actual cone?

Does anyone know if the handle can be bent so that the kettle lid can still fit on the pot?
Jeff Calton on Mar 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jeff - That measurement is referring to the actual cone, not to the top of the handle, and the handle can be bent to specifications. However, too much modification to the handle can cause weakness over time. Especially weakening of the weld connecting the handle to the cone.
For this mesh size how much loss of the bitterness vs direct contact?
Denis Shatilov on Jan 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Denis - The loss of bitterness is rather minuscule using the hop spider.
Reviews

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Great product!
Bought this as a gift for my husband. He loved it and it was easy to use. Clean up was also fast and easy.
August 12, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Works great. Keeps the whirlpool clear
July 27, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Works great!
Worked great! Very easy to add hops. With the handle I could work it up and down to get full use of hops. Hung on my keg during boil without issue. Sits in the middle of my cooler cool chiller. Very easy to rinse off old hops and be ready for next use. Much easier then cleaning hop bags.
Full boil.  Foam rolls back into strainer collection particulate.
During calm boil dropped all the way to bottom for more surface area.
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July 18, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
It works as it as it should. Let's see if it messes with the hop presence in the beer.
July 14, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
So far it works
Ample room in this simple design. The fine mesh keeps the hop sludge in and it looks like the flow through was ample.
July 14, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Largest Strainer ever!
Worked beautifully! No more sacks needed.
July 8, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Glad I finally broke down and bought this.
Been brewing for 26 years. Always wanted one but I have been too cheap to buy one. I always used a paint strainer bag or just through the hops in the kettle. I bought this to use in my Anvil Foundry 10.5 gallon. Worked great at keeping hops out of the wort. The only complaint I have is the handle is shorter than it appears in the picture, but other than that it worked perfectly!
July 5, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Just what I needed to get a cleaner wort into the fermenter. Utilization seemed good. Have not used it with pellet hops however.
June 29, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Great at filtering out solids, worried about utilization.
A bit too fine of a mesh to get a vigorous throughput of wort in my 65L brewzilla. I get that keeping plant matter out of recirculation pumps is a good thing, but I'm worried about pellet utilization, especially since I would like to add 8oz at a time for end of boil additions. I wish that they made a 12"x12" version to really get most of the boil involved...
June 10, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
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June 10, 2020
Malcolm MB
Great! Does what’s intended!
May 28, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago