Custom made hop filter

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Custom made hop filter

Unread postby Christ71 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:16 pm

Tomorrow my custom made hop filter should be finished. Fits over the inner pipe and the wort chiller fits over the hop filter. First testing in the new year.
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Re: Custom made hop filter

Unread postby Tron » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:46 am

There is someone selling a similar looking device on Ebay for around $90 I believe. I would be very interested to know how well something like this works.


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Re: Custom made hop filter

Unread postby Christ71 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:20 am

This cost about $30 to make. My next few brews will be on a different setup (200 litres), but will let you know next time I brew on my speidel.
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Re: Custom made hop filter

Unread postby mashy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:28 am

I think that will be a success - well done. What diameter is it pls?
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Re: Custom made hop filter

Unread postby Christ71 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:56 am

The diameter is about 15 cm, so it fits nicely inside the wort chiller.
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Re: Custom made hop filter

Unread postby Christ71 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:56 pm

This is how out turned out.
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Re: Custom made hop filter

Unread postby Wezzel » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:54 pm

Nicely done. I wish Spiedel made a similar one.


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Re: Custom made hop filter

Unread postby Erick » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:11 pm

Looks good but wouldn't work for me.
I'ld like some room so my immersion chiller fits beside it, I like to put it in the boil for the last 5 minutes and still be able to throw in some 0-minutes hop gifts.
The mangrove jack hop filter gives me that option and is also suitable for pellets.

Other than that: Nice work, compliments! If it works for your situation it must be a blast to be able to make something like that yourself. :cheers:

Ps: after rereading I see your chiller fits over it!! Wow! Hats off. :D
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Re: Custom made hop filter

Unread postby 13brv3 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:13 pm

Looks really nice! I ordered the one you see on Ebay, but I won't get it until hopefully next week. It's listed as 300 micron size, so I'm hoping it will work well with pellet hops. It's supposed to be 6" diameter, so almost exactly the same size. If nothing else, it will be a place to toss hops bags and keep them contained and away from the element. I managed to completely plug up my pump yesterday, so I definitely need something.

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Re: Custom made hop filter

Unread postby mashy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:30 pm

Quick thought... Don't use bags and a spider you will find the hoppy goodness doesn't get out.

I have a 800 micron manager mangrove jack.. v pleased....But I would like one of these!
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Re: Custom made hop filter

Unread postby mashy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:36 pm

Christ71 wrote:The diameter is about 15 cm, so it fits nicely inside the wort chiller.


Sorry.. I should have phrased that better. What is the diameter of the sieve holes please?
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Re: Custom made hop filter

Unread postby Christ71 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:47 pm

The sieve holes are 5mm.
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Re: Custom made hop filter

Unread postby Christ71 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:53 pm

I designed this to fit over the inner pipe, and still be 'thin' enough for the wort chiller to fit over it. Furthermore, it's slightly raised above the speidel itself so I could add hops through the hood opening if I want to without having to take it off. I wanted it to be rather sturdy, as most hop baskets are made of mesh and are rather vulnerable. It's completely made of stainless steel.
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Re: Custom made hop filter

Unread postby Aleman » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:21 pm

The good thing about this one is that if you wanted to you can always wrap mesh around the inside or the outside . . . allowing the choice of whole hops or pellets . . . Great design
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Re: Custom made hop filter

Unread postby mashy » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:57 pm

Christ71 wrote:The sieve holes are 5mm.


Smashing thanks. PDF is great too.
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