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Hop Spider

Hop Spider

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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 mesh is 0.2 mm aperture so it will capture 99% of the hop material. 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.

Item # AG460
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 2 LBS
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To reduce kettle trub
George R on Jan 28, 2020
Tired of bags
Sean D on Jan 21, 2020
To reduce kettle trub
George R on Jan 28, 2020
To be able to not have to keep using a mesh bag!
Timothy E on Jan 23, 2020
Tired of bags
Sean D on Jan 21, 2020
Charles M on Jan 21, 2020
I don't like wasting muslin bags all the time
Oliver I on Jan 16, 2020
Riley B on Jan 14, 2020
pellet hops are always getting in the fermentor
Jamey J on Jan 11, 2020
it looks great for cleaners ipas
Antonio J on Jan 10, 2020
To use with Robo brew
JOHN C on Jan 10, 2020
Perfect gift
Adam Peppas on Dec 28, 2019
To keep hop material separated from wort.
Jeffrey P on Dec 27, 2019
I have been looking for a product like this. I'm tired of using hop bags.
Steve B on Dec 21, 2019
To keep hops out of brew
Jeff P on Dec 21, 2019
CYNTHIA W H on Dec 18, 2019
Keep pump from getting clogged
Jason on Dec 17, 2019
Joseph B J on Dec 17, 2019
Son inlaw requested this item
Lynn K on Dec 13, 2019
tired of hop bags that we're getting stuck in valve leading to pump
Joseph D on Dec 7, 2019
On my husband's Christmas list
Linda C on Dec 6, 2019
My husband requested it as a gift - he loves making hoppy IPAs
Sarah Tischer S on Dec 6, 2019
To do the most to eliminate the trub at the end of the boil.
Stephen H on Dec 5, 2019
Jeff W on Dec 4, 2019
Husband has wanted one
Rita A on Dec 4, 2019
Tired of using bags that need to be dug out of the boil before getting clogged in pump.
Kathleen P on Dec 4, 2019
To keep the hops out of my beer
Jayson N on Dec 1, 2019
Suggested due to Grainfather pump
James C on Dec 1, 2019
Trying to use Whole Hops
Domingo T on Nov 30, 2019
Heard good things
David G on Nov 30, 2019
Reducing trub.
Bruce r on Nov 26, 2019
Cleaner wort to the fermenter
John N on Nov 23, 2019
Trying to reduce trub in kettle.
JOHN A HILLIARD J on Nov 21, 2019
may work as a filter as well on transfers
Laynette C on Nov 14, 2019
To keep hop debris from clogging up my Therminator
Kyle W on Oct 29, 2019
To help contain hops during boil.
Zac T on Oct 22, 2019
Replace the old mesh bag.
John S on Oct 9, 2019
Looks like a helpful tool
Robin J on Sep 30, 2019
saw it in review videos
Rob Del G on Sep 23, 2019
To keep the hops out
Lawrence M on Sep 23, 2019
Protect valve from clog
Timothy J on Sep 19, 2019
Because I like it
Michael M on Sep 10, 2019
Ryan T on Sep 6, 2019
Keeps the trub down
Jason S on Aug 29, 2019
great deal
James M on Aug 28, 2019
First harvest of homegrown hops need something to screen out of pumps
Dusten G on Aug 28, 2019
heard its useful to prevent pump from jamming
Tim C on Aug 28, 2019
Hop containment during boiling. Will also try using this to catch grain pieces while transferring wort to the boiler.
Godwin I. M on Aug 28, 2019
Recommended for brewers edge mash and boil
Jeremy K on Aug 28, 2019
To put my sous vide in during the mash
Eric Pavey on Aug 28, 2019
looking for ways to lower trub contact in fermenter. Looks like a great product!
Erik M on Aug 28, 2019
This should make cleaning kettles of hop debris less of a pain.
Andrew L on Jul 23, 2019
To be able to not have to keep using a mesh bag!
Timothy E on Jan 23, 2020
Charles M on Jan 21, 2020
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.
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.
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 C 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.

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Wish I had gotten it sooner
Worked very well on a 10 gallon batch of IPA. The 8 ounces of hops plugged the screen so it was slow to drain, but it did a good job keeping hop particles out of the wort. Happy I was able to find this hop spider, I've been looking for one. It's so much better than hop bags, which I've been using for years. I highly recommend it.
January 11, 2020
1 month ago
Highly recommended
Cost effective way to keep hop pellet residue out of your wort and increase your yield. I previously used net bags and a hop spider, which worked well. However, I needed to purchase more bags and that technique was not as Earth friendly.
December 31, 2019
1 month ago
just used for first time yesterday - worked great, mesh is fine enough to keep out hop and grain particles to prevent clogging in our plate chiller.
September 23, 2019
4 months ago
Works great does the job little bent up in shipping, over all works
September 21, 2019
5 months ago
The handle was a touch too long for my application (10 gallon Polarware Brew Pot) but was easily modified. The measurements of the baskets in the description are spot on.
September 14, 2019
5 months ago
Significantly reduces sediment from hops, among other adjuncts.
August 11, 2019
6 months ago
5 stars except for the handle
Works great after I modified the hook to fit on my kettle
August 10, 2019
6 months ago
Keeps hop material contained.
Separation of hop material allowed me to get more wort into my fermenter. I’ll have to see how the beer turns out. My kettle was too small (8 gallons) to hold it correctly so I added a bracket to adjust.
August 7, 2019
6 months ago
Clean up your wort!
Works just fine in my keggle. I think this is a far superior method for pellet hops than bags, etc. I have read studies that the utilization of the hops is pretty much the same as of just dumped straight into kettle, and I certainly get the hop impact I am looking for. Construction of the spider is fine, and I think with proper care should last. Makes things a little easier, and I’ll drink to that.
August 5, 2019
8 months ago
A must have! Actually I use 2 for mega hoppy 10 gallon batches
August 5, 2019
8 months ago