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Hop Strainer and Bulkhead - anyone used?

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Moad

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Nevermind, it won't do for pellets. It says in the description...

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Basically nothing will filter hop pellets. Use a fine bag to keep the green goo contained in the boil. Some bits will still get through but much more manageable amounts. I made a beer tonight with only 75g of hops in the boil and once I drained the hop bag I had about a fist full of crap left over, it's crazy how much they expand.
 

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Yeah I should have realised, you are right its crazy how much they expand and just turn to goop!
 

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That hops strainer just looks like a s/s braided hose from Bunnings. All you do is cut of one end and pull the rubber core out of it. Lots of brewers use them.
 

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This sounds interesting. So how do you crimp or close off the end which you've cut off?
 

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Cut both ends off. One end slots over a length of copper/stainless pipe to supply the valve, the other end just gets folded back on itself and then put a s/s hose clamp on it.
 

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Yep, you still need to whirlpool, and lay the strainer around the outer edge of the pot. btw I don't use one.
 

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