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Hop Spider
AG460
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Description

The hop spider sits on the edge of your kettle. Hops are poured directly into the spider during the boil. It can hold about 10-11 oz of hops. 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 2LBS
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cleaner option than a hop bag
Steve J on Feb 21, 2018
plate chiller
Greg b on Feb 7, 2018
cleaner option than a hop bag
Steve J on Feb 21, 2018
wanted to try to clean up wort
dennis s on Feb 15, 2018
plate chiller
Greg b on Feb 7, 2018
Hopping in boil kettle
jared c on Feb 6, 2018
recommended for use with a chiller plate
Robert G on Jan 18, 2018
To make hopping easier
Roger LaClair on Jan 10, 2018
wanted to try to clean up wort
dennis s on Feb 15, 2018
Hopping in boil kettle
jared c on Feb 6, 2018
Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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really helps keep the trub to a minimum without loosing hop impact
February 18, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
It’ll work
It holds both pellet and whole leaf hops. Only issue with it is it is too long/tall for a 15 gallon kettle.
February 12, 2018
Purchased
4 weeks ago
This thing works great I wish I would’ve bought it sooner
February 9, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
This is one of the most helpful items in my brewery. However I would change two things. First I would extend the hook sip it hangs lower in the BK. And, I would add a second hook near the bottom so it could hang above the wort and drain.
February 8, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
hops were plugging my siphon
works awesome no more plugging my siphon.the screen size is prefect.
February 4, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
This thing is awesome. Price is good too!
February 1, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Cost Effective Solution to Keeping Wort Chunk Free
I work with a pump to whirl pool, recirculate and chill using a plate chiller, and quickly move wort to my fermenter. During a recent brew day, I let some whole hops spill into my wort. Paid the price with a stuck runoff and an extended clean up. When I saw this unit at the price, it was cheap insurance against future problems. The unit is well made, easy to clean and fit all the way down into my 10 gallon kettle. I brew three gallon batches and was afraid this wouldn't get deep enough to be effective. It fit like a custom built unit and works great. Very happy with it, and every thing from hops to whirflock tablets go into it.
February 1, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Just what I needed
I have an ebrew system with a pump and plate chiller. Been using hop bags clipped to the side of my boil kettle, but bags can be a pain to clean. So I tried this hop spider for an easier solution.

Its well made and works for the most part. I wonder if the screen mesh is a little too fine. Found on my second brew it clogged up tight with 1.5 oz of pellet hops. Seems clogging is a common problem with mesh filters. I'll have to use it a few more times and see if I can find a work around.
May 16, 2017
Response from MoreFlavor
I have a system similar to the one described by Jim and I had problems with clogging as well.

I'll continue to use it for first wort hopping or hopping at the start of the boil, but probably not for anything else. I'm afraid that any hops I add to this once it already has hops in it will not get sufficiently dispersed into the wort. A brewer could use more than one of these to get around that problem. One could also remove this near the end of the boil, rinse it out and then return it with the next dose of hops, but both of these "solutions" seem a bit kludgy. As such, I agree with Jim's 3-star rating. It works -- somewhat -- but not as nicely as one might hope.
December 14, 2017
Alan W
Response from MoreFlavor
I have a system similar to the one described by Jim and I had problems with clogging as well.

I'll continue to use it for first wort hopping or hopping at the start of the boil, but probably not for anything else. I'm afraid that any hops I add to this once it already has hops in it will not get sufficiently dispersed into the wort. A brewer could use more than one of these to get around that problem. One could also remove this near the end of the boil, rinse it out and then return it with the next dose of hops, but both of these "solutions" seem a bit kludgy. As such, I agree with Jim's 3-star rating. It works -- somewhat -- but not as nicely as one might hope.
December 22, 2017
Alan W