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Hop Spider
AG460

Hop Spider

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Description

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 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.

 

Kegland Part Number: KL04688

Item # AG460
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 2 LBS
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my husband wanted it
Patricia G on Jul 8, 2020
Nicer than the one I have
James A. M on Jun 30, 2020
my husband wanted it
Patricia G on Jul 8, 2020
We need a hop solution for our brew pot, one with decent volume.
Neil C on Jul 1, 2020
Nicer than the one I have
James A. M on Jun 30, 2020
Tired of using and cleaning hop bags
James T on Jun 30, 2020
prevent hop clogs
Mark P on Jun 30, 2020
tired of the mesh bags
Michael F on Jun 27, 2020
easier to get hop bags out
John L on Jun 25, 2020
To make my life easier
Brian M on Jun 23, 2020
To keep hop debris from clogging my chiller
Jim R on Jun 23, 2020
Increase efficency
Clifton C N on Jun 23, 2020
Needed for a while to keep gunk out of the pump
Ross on Jun 22, 2020
Give it a try
steven w on Jun 22, 2020
Want to reduce hop material going into fermenter
Andy Murrin on Jun 16, 2020
tired of hops in my beer
Joshua C on Jun 12, 2020
Dont have one
Barry Holbrook on Jun 10, 2020
To end clogging issues in my pump.
David Carpenter on Jun 5, 2020
Wow, could have used this hundreds of batches!
Eric H on Jun 3, 2020
friend has one
Jeffrey C on May 30, 2020
Clearer product
Ed U on May 28, 2020
keep hops debris out of fermenter
Rob Smith on May 23, 2020
Because a Hop Cockroach just won't do.
Michael B on May 20, 2020
Strong Recommendation to avoid clogging pump.
DANIEL G M on May 20, 2020
I've been needing on and it was the deal of the day so...
JARED on May 20, 2020
Impulse buy
Andrew H on May 16, 2020
tired of mesh bags
Stephen Battersby on May 13, 2020
giving it a try
John V on May 13, 2020
Recommended accessory
Robert B on May 12, 2020
Wanted one.
Jonathan K on May 12, 2020
Sounds like it should fit an Anvil 10.5
Richard P on May 9, 2020
Looks fun and easy with less mess and clogging.
KEVIN M on May 9, 2020
I keep using bags and i thought that over time this could save me money?
Timothy B on May 8, 2020
Use a lot of hops in whirlpool. Really keeps down excess
Nancy N on May 7, 2020
Very useful
Justin S on May 6, 2020
Tired of cleaning hop sludge out of my single vessel system
Jared S on May 5, 2020
To keep my pump from clogging.
Kirk L on Apr 24, 2020
always wanted one it right price
Richard J D on Apr 22, 2020
Tired of dealing with bags clipped onto the side of kettle.
Henry A on Apr 21, 2020
Tired of using disposable hop bags
Bryan A B on Apr 15, 2020
I wanted a hops container to prevent my Robobrew from clogging.
Jordan H on Apr 10, 2020
I use grain bags but seen this as a suggestion on related products and figure I'll give it a try.
Valued C on Apr 8, 2020
clarity
Jackie A on Apr 6, 2020
To make draining my boil kettle easier
Troy N on Apr 5, 2020
Save the earth
Michael m on Apr 4, 2020
Need
Bill R on Apr 3, 2020
Easier to use during the boil than bags, and minimizes loss to trub during knockout
Michael Ferguson on Mar 27, 2020
Works great
Jeffrey H on Mar 20, 2020
BETTER THAN BAGS
THOMAS JUBINSKI on Mar 19, 2020
Tired of buying hop bags
Tom Kerr on Mar 3, 2020
Help with sediment
Chris P on Mar 3, 2020
Been wanting one of these for some time.
Mark B on Feb 24, 2020
We need a hop solution for our brew pot, one with decent volume.
Neil C on Jul 1, 2020
Tired of using and cleaning hop bags
James T on Jun 30, 2020
Will this do well with my 10 gallon Anvil Kettle?
John Coughlin on Sep 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Should be fine, John. You may need to modify the handle depending on your setup. I use the same spider with my 10 gallon Brewbuilt. I wanted to raise the bottom of the spider to sit above my electric heating element. Simply modified the handle to raise the resting height. This also allowed the spider’s top rim to stay well above the boil level. Good luck.
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 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.
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 handle is 2.5" long, not sure why it looks so long in the photo.
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.
Reviews

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Largest Strainer ever!
Worked beautifully! No more sacks needed.
July 8, 2020
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Glad I finally broke down and bought this.
Been brewing for 26 years. Always wanted one but I have been too cheap to buy one. I always used a paint strainer bag or just through the hops in the kettle. I bought this to use in my Anvil Foundry 10.5 gallon. Worked great at keeping hops out of the wort. The only complaint I have is the handle is shorter than it appears in the picture, but other than that it worked perfectly!
July 5, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Just what I needed to get a cleaner wort into the fermenter. Utilization seemed good. Have not used it with pellet hops however.
June 29, 2020
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Great at filtering out solids, worried about utilization.
A bit too fine of a mesh to get a vigorous throughput of wort in my 65L brewzilla. I get that keeping plant matter out of recirculation pumps is a good thing, but I'm worried about pellet utilization, especially since I would like to add 8oz at a time for end of boil additions. I wish that they made a 12"x12" version to really get most of the boil involved...
June 10, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
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June 10, 2020
Malcolm MB
Great! Does what’s intended!
May 28, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Works, but could be wider
It did the trick (keeping pellet hops out of the trub) - the mesh is very fine. However, I'm slightly concerned about hop utilization, particularly for later additions. For that reason, I didn't use the spider for "flame out" hops. I made a Pale Ale, and it seemed kind of full at the end, it would be nice with more room for the hops to be agitated (and utilized) during the boil. I think if it was a straight cylinder instead of tapered, it would be about right for me.

During my boil I did have some of the hops exit the top of the spider due to excessive foam. Next time I'll use Fermcap-S.
May 28, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Worth the money.
I've only used the hop spider once to brew a continually hopped IPA. It worked great and considering how much I used, there was very little hop residue left in the boiler. The only issue I had was after draining the boil kettle, the hops had clogged the hop spider, leaving about a quart of wort that did not drain.
May 16, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Great product!
I’m happy I purchased this as it is quite effective keeping hop material out of the wort. Nice product!
May 13, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Super handy
Wish i would have gotten this years ago
May 11, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
For 10 Gallon Or greater brew pots
I failed to check the size if this item prior to order. It is very large. It is too tall for my 7 gallon brew pot. I carefully bent the handle, so as not to disturb the weld. It now fits in my brew pot. It should work just fine now. I brew a hybrid extract, partial grain recipe. As a bonus, because it is so large, i plan to use it instead of a mesh bag for mashing my specialty and malted grain.. I will subsequently also us it for hops
May 6, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago