Hop Spider

Hop Spider

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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 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. 0.4 mm aperture mesh.


Kegland Part Number: KL04688

Item # AG460
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Weight 2 LBS
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Kenneth L on Jan 11, 2022
Makes brew day easier
Valued C on Jan 4, 2022
Kenneth L on Jan 11, 2022
Stephen Van T on Jan 9, 2022
Makes brew day easier
Valued C on Jan 4, 2022
love this product does a great job of straining
Nancy N on Dec 29, 2021
Use leaf hops
Dwayne S Dehlbom J on Dec 28, 2021
To use with Brewzilla 35L
Larry D on Dec 22, 2021
it's a gift for my son in law
Gwinn H on Dec 14, 2021
Streamline brewing process
Andrea A on Dec 6, 2021
For my mash and boil
Casey L on Dec 3, 2021
less Trub / easier than bag
Dennis F on Dec 2, 2021
Fabio S on Dec 2, 2021
Wanted to give this a try
Richard H on Nov 18, 2021
to use loose hops
Rell Ambrose on Nov 9, 2021
I don't want to pick parts out of my machine
on son-in-law's wish list
Katherine S on Oct 30, 2021
Works great. Need to replace
Aron Thomas M on Oct 13, 2021
In need this to clean my beer
Ivan J on Oct 11, 2021
Spilled hops in beer.
Dave H on Oct 8, 2021
Control hop debris
Ryan E on Sep 29, 2021
Price and function
Kenny W on Sep 9, 2021
Need it for brewing
Thomas C on Sep 9, 2021
Trying to make clearer beer
Rodolfo E Valladares on Aug 4, 2021
hop partials
Jeffery I on Jul 9, 2021
Good gadget
Raymundo H on Jun 16, 2021
Easier clean up at the end of the day
Nic Proctor on Jun 15, 2021
recommended by user
Larry S on Jun 10, 2021
To catch hops in my beer 😂
Michael G on Jun 3, 2021
I think it will fit in my kettle
Greg E on May 22, 2021
thought it might help brewing
Ted Z on May 11, 2021
To make a beer
Paul R on May 10, 2021
Tired of cleaning bags.
Victor B on May 6, 2021
To replace mesh hop bags with something easier to manage and that was reusable
Paul N on Apr 30, 2021
Always use MoreBeer
Michael W on Apr 27, 2021
tired of socks
Brandon F on Apr 10, 2021
The length will work well with my system
Rodney L on Apr 8, 2021
Looks like the right way to make hops additions.
Daniel T on Apr 3, 2021
Dry hopping
Frankie G on Mar 30, 2021
Good to keep hops separate from everything else. This looks convenient
Zachary K on Mar 27, 2021
For adding hops efficiently.
Jonathan Tucker on Mar 24, 2021
For Brewzilla. This makes three of them for very hoppy beers
Tom N on Mar 18, 2021
hopping during boil to reduce trub
Paul G on Mar 13, 2021
Getting stuck kettles when it's time to pump to fermenter
Jonathan T on Mar 13, 2021
I like the hanger
Jim Martella on Mar 11, 2021
Looking for a spider and the reviews were good.
Nick S on Feb 25, 2021
Keep the boil clean
Matt M on Feb 24, 2021
Ease of clean up
Austin H on Feb 19, 2021
To Help reduce Trub
Stephen B on Feb 17, 2021
not have to buy bags for hops,
Larry B on Feb 16, 2021
anthony D on Feb 15, 2021
I like the name and price
Matthew J K on Feb 5, 2021
Stephen Van T on Jan 9, 2022
love this product does a great job of straining
Nancy N on Dec 29, 2021
Would anyone recommend this to replace bags for grain and/or hops in the main boil? Seems like it'd keep most of the trub from settling in the wort but I am concerned that with such a fine mesh, the ingredients won't incorporate into the boil as well as bags or loose.
Chris Meier on Jul 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have it and used it a couple of times but wouldn't recommend it. You're right about the mesh. I felt like it never utilized all the Hops that I added. Plus it was a huge pain to clean.
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.
Will this do well with my 10 gallon Anvil Kettle?
John Coughlin on Sep 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I've found it does not work well , the length is too long and always wants to turn sideways . Wish they made one for our Anvil kettles as I have a 15 gallon pot . I continue to use a hop bag .
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: The basket hangs 2-1/4 inches below the handle, so the bottom would reach 16 inches below the point from which it is hung.
I have a 15 gallon brew built kettle. How far will this spider reach into the kettle? I doubt if I ever brew more than 7 gallons at a time.
David Crowder on Jan 16, 2021
BEST ANSWER: You’ll only get the bottom half in the 7 gallons. I try to keep an eye on where the bubbling occurs and position the spider over it. I try to maximize circulation underneath. I tried setting up a recirculating pump to flow through the spider but the hops limit flow and I had a spillover. If you do this, make it a trickle flow.
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 basket hangs 2-1/4 inches below the handle.
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.

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Rated 4 out of 5
Quality but tall
Very good quality construction and nice mesh size. Only one issue. This particular one is too tall for my 7 gallon pot and it doesn’t rest on the pot lip as it should and falls over.
October 1, 2021
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Should have purchased this years ago
Fits perfectly for my 15g kettle and holds all of the hops I could ever want. Easy to clean, good hop exposure to the wort. I should have bought this years ago.
May 25, 2021
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Keeps hops from clogging my bazooka screen and now my Brewzilla unit. I noticed no loss in hop utilization. Cleaning is easy as dumping the hops into the garbage disposal and rinsing clean.
May 25, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it...bigger than expected tho
May 3, 2021
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Hop spider
I thought the hop spider was awesome. I will never use a bag again.
April 19, 2021
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fits in center of immersion chiller
My last spider wouldn't fit in the center of my new immersion chiller when I needed to put it in the kettle. This fits in the middle perfectly! The tapered design really helps with this.
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March 24, 2021
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works ok needs to drop down a bit farther though for my anvil 10.5 but you can rig something up to accomplish this.
March 22, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 3 out of 5
OK for 10 gallon
Really not compatible with 5 gallon batches
March 16, 2021
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great. No issues!
March 15, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
works like a champ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
very nice to have makes clean up super easy keeps the hops from going into the fermenter - glad I bought this
March 9, 2021
11 months ago