A cheap Hop Spider for a Braumeister

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Re: A cheap Hop Spider for a Braumeister

Unread postby Dicko » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:18 am

Luis Coentrao wrote:Dicko,

when you chilled the wort with th IC, did you run the pump with the the hop sieve in place? Any hops getting out from the hop sieve? The pump outflow is right beneath the hop sieve!


Yes Luis, my chiller fits around the hop spider easily and the pump outlet or return is directly below the bottom of the spider. I run the pump on manual mode during chilling and I would guess that the actual circulation of the wort would be interfered with by the hop spider being in the kettle but the effect would be immeasurable.

The hops can not come out of the spider as its height when sitting in the kettle is well above the level of the wort. I have approximately 50mm space between the bottom of the hop spider and the bottom of the kettle.

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Re: A cheap Hop Spider for a Braumeister

Unread postby Tipsy » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:52 am

Finally got around to making my 'Dickos Hop Spider'™

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Thanks Dicko. I can't wait to use it.
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Re: A cheap Hop Spider for a Braumeister

Unread postby Dicko » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:06 am

Well done Tipsy.

It is certainly a lot neater than mine :D

Have you used it in anger yet mate??

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Re: A cheap Hop Spider for a Braumeister

Unread postby Tipsy » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:19 pm

Dicko wrote:Have you used it in anger yet mate??

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Na.. it might be a while. I really need to drink more beer. :shock: :lol:
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Re: A cheap Hop Spider for a Braumeister

Unread postby Tipsy » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:02 pm

Tipsy wrote:
Dicko wrote:Have you used it in anger yet mate??

:cheers:


Na.. it might be a while. I really need to drink more beer. :shock: :lol:


Gave it a try today using Nestos' recipe. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=742
It didn't have a lot of hops but it did work fantastic.

Soo much better than hop socks, so easy to clean. I just hosed it off. :beerbang:
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Re: A cheap Hop Spider for a Braumeister

Unread postby Nesto » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:59 am

Tipsy wrote:
Tipsy wrote:
Dicko wrote:Have you used it in anger yet mate??

:cheers:


Na.. it might be a while. I really need to drink more beer. :shock: :lol:


Gave it a try today using Nestos' recipe. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=742
It didn't have a lot of hops but it did work fantastic.

Soo much better than hop socks, so easy to clean. I just hosed it off. :beerbang:

Good luck with the recipe mate... I stole most of it from Annie Johnson, but I found the BM has much better efficiency than typical 3V systems; turned it into an American Premium Lager ;)
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Re: A cheap Hop Spider for a Braumeister

Unread postby Tipsy » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:38 am

Nesto wrote:Good luck with the recipe mate... I stole most of it from Annie Johnson, but I found the BM has much better efficiency than typical 3V systems; turned it into an American Premium Lager ;)


Same here, came out a full percentage higher in ABV......Lagering as we speak :cheers:
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