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 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. 0.4 mm aperture mesh.


Kegland Part Number: KL04688

Item # AG460
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 2 LBS
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Looking for a spider and the reviews were good.
Nick S on Feb 25, 2021
Ease of clean up
Austin H on Feb 19, 2021
Looking for a spider and the reviews were good.
Nick S on Feb 25, 2021
Keep the boil clean
Matt M on Feb 24, 2021
Ease of clean up
Austin H on Feb 19, 2021
To Help reduce Trub
Stephen B on Feb 17, 2021
not have to buy bags for hops,
Larry B on Feb 16, 2021
anthony D on Feb 15, 2021
I like the name and price
Matthew J K on Feb 5, 2021
Tired of buying bags
Tracy J E on Feb 4, 2021
tool I need
Donald Richard G on Feb 3, 2021
Mesh I explain myself?
David B on Feb 2, 2021
closest to the size i need
Gene G on Feb 2, 2021
keep hops out of pumps
Randy C on Jan 28, 2021
Economical way to add hops to wort.
Michael M on Jan 20, 2021
to clear up my wart
Ken F on Jan 18, 2021
Offered as add on
Seth A on Jan 11, 2021
Seems like a well designed, well made piece.
Attila K on Jan 8, 2021
Prevents hops from clogging the pump
Gary R Day on Jan 5, 2021
need second one for larger hops additions in 1 barrel kettle
Michael W on Jan 1, 2021
Have been dying for one for years.
Jennifer V on Dec 31, 2020
Told worth the investment
M Tyler S on Dec 29, 2020
Shilah M on Dec 17, 2020
Mark Shaw on Dec 17, 2020
Reduce trub from hops during wort boil
Erika B on Dec 16, 2020
son recommended
Scott H on Dec 15, 2020
It was on my son-in-law’s wish list.
dolores s on Dec 11, 2020
Too much hop matter in bottom of kettle
Sean J on Dec 10, 2020
Christmas gift
Tina S on Dec 9, 2020
For clearer beer
Valued C on Dec 5, 2020
Love the concept of this
Tod T on Dec 5, 2020
Wanted a convenient way to add hops to the boil but be able to remove them
Emuel V on Dec 2, 2020
To help with easier clean up
Jeffrey A E on Dec 2, 2020
good price
Glen K on Dec 1, 2020
John P J on Nov 24, 2020
My husband mentioned it so...
Rogna H on Nov 23, 2020
One Pliny The Elder D{PIA clone was all it took. This makes any/all hop additions much easier!
Ross Browne on Nov 17, 2020
Tired of buying or not having mesh bags on hand
Eugene M on Nov 14, 2020
Good reviews.
Alistair S on Nov 11, 2020
Free shipping
Danny K on Nov 7, 2020
tired of straining 8-10 oz of hops thru my strainer after boil
Troy F on Nov 6, 2020
JIM L on Nov 4, 2020
Heard about it.
thomas f. k on Oct 29, 2020
Best value all in one
Troy A on Oct 24, 2020
This was recomended by many to help prevent clogging the pump
John Kirwan I on Oct 22, 2020
replacing hop bags
David R on Oct 13, 2020
better than bag
CHAMP J on Oct 7, 2020
Easier to use with an immersion chiller than my DIY one
Peter G on Oct 2, 2020
Looked cool, want to get clearer beer
Jeff H on Oct 2, 2020
Finally!!!! hoping to avoid the use of so many grain bags on Brew Days!
Joni W on Sep 26, 2020
I thought it would go nicely with the bathroom rug and towels
Doi j Hayashi on Sep 24, 2020
RFLuis Solis P on Sep 23, 2020
Keep the boil clean
Matt M on Feb 24, 2021
To Help reduce Trub
Stephen B on Feb 17, 2021
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: I've found it does not work well , the length is too long and always wants to turn sideways . Wish they made one for our Anvil kettles as I have a 15 gallon pot . I continue to use a hop bag .
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.
I have a 15 gallon brew built kettle. How far will this spider reach into the kettle? I doubt if I ever brew more than 7 gallons at a time.
David Crowder on Jan 16, 2021
BEST ANSWER: You’ll only get the bottom half in the 7 gallons. I try to keep an eye on where the bubbling occurs and position the spider over it. I try to maximize circulation underneath. I tried setting up a recirculating pump to flow through the spider but the hops limit flow and I had a spillover. If you do this, make it a trickle flow.
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 basket hangs 2-1/4 inches below the handle.
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.

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Rated 3 out of 5
Well built but clogs
It is well built and plenty large for up to 10 ounces of hops, but it tends to get clogged if you dont have a vigorous boil. I have tried to use it with the 110v digiboil and have not had much luck. Perhaps if the mesh wasn't so fine. I switched back to bags to keep the hops contained. Pretty bummed considering the price.
February 27, 2021
3 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Mixed results
The hop spider does a great job of keeping hop matter from getting everywhere and makes it really easy for multiple additions but as echoed in numerous other reviews, the mesh gets clogged very easily and quite honestly I'm not sure if it's really that much easier to clean than the bags.
February 16, 2021
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect for Anvil Foundry 10.5
This is a perfect size for the Anvil Foundry 10.5. It cut down a considerable amount of trub after the boil.
February 7, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Was just what I needed in my Anvil 10.5 to be able to get the hop additions below the wort line.
February 2, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Not big enough.
I put in 6 oz of hops in a 10 gallon batch, and at the end of the boil it seemed to clog up and not adequately circulate in the whirlpool. I ended up resorting to dumping the hops in a bag to ensure full contact. I think if it were bigger, this might be alleviated but I am regretting this purchase.
January 28, 2021
2 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Great Concept
Love the idea of a hop spider that hangs from edge of boil kettle. Wish it were a bit longer as it only partially submerges in a 20 gallon kettle depending on batch size
January 22, 2021
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Can’t believe I went so long without
Really helps keep my beer a lot cleaner. Grains and hops all go in here. Hangs nicely on my digiboil. Worth every penny.
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January 21, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great hop spider, well constructed, no burr bites
Works great-got great hop utilization, although the longish tab barely kept the top of the strainer above the wort level. Also fits inside the chiller, so that was a plus.
Hop spider barely above brew level
Hop spider barely above brew level
January 18, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love this thing
I wish I had purchased this sooner. Very little hop particulate compared to what I used to have. Wort looks super clean compared to without it. I d buy it again.
December 15, 2020
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great product
Fits perfect in my 15 gallon blichman kettle. You do need a deep kettle for this item to fit properly. No more hop bags for me!
December 15, 2020
3 months ago