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The Kettle Spider
AG434
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Description

Make your brew day easier and your additions more efficient with a  MoreBeer! Kettle Spider. Attach one of our reusable nylon bags with drawstring and use the Kettle Spider to steep grains in an extract batch or use for multiple hop additions in a boil. 

Often when you use a bag for hops or grain you are not getting the full extraction of flavor or alpha acids. With an ideal placement in the middle of your kettle, the Kettle Spider aids in extraction of flavor, oils and alpha acids. Get MoreFlavor!

The Kettle Spider makes bags easier to use with hops because it is open throughout the boil. Just keep adding the hops your recipe calls for. Also keeps bags off the bottom of the kettle, preventing a hole from developing in your bag.

Made from 304 Stainless steel with adjustable anti-slip silicone sleeves the Kettle Spider will fit most all kettles.  Diameter of the hole: 3 3/4".  Length of Arms: 10".

To see our extensive collection of hops, click here.

Tip: Instead of tying the bag on you can optionally use a 4" Tri-Clamp fitting to upgrade your setup, and firmly connect a bag to the spider! A customer using this product also suggests using a Keg Lid O-Ring to hold your bag in place.

Max Kettle Diameter - 23"

 

Please note that this item does not include a mesh bag.

Item # AG434
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 2LBS
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Hop basket that hangs on side of BK is too deep & interferes with electric boil coil.
Valued C on Apr 23, 2018
trying to keep trub/solids from transferring from kettle to fermenter
Day I on Jan 30, 2018
Hop basket that hangs on side of BK is too deep & interferes with electric boil coil.
Valued C on Apr 23, 2018
Buddy likes it
Philip c on Feb 13, 2018
trying to keep trub/solids from transferring from kettle to fermenter
Day I on Jan 30, 2018
Buddy likes it
Philip c on Feb 13, 2018
Reviews

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no burned fingers, seems like less trub
I purchased this when my hop bags started to wear out. I thought: why not just get 1 big bag rather than 4 small ones? It's much easier to pour the hops into the opening, rather than using a bag for each addition.
June 11, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Awesome! Does exactly what it is made for.
Product is excellent. I use a regular rubber band to keep the bag attached. The plastic/rubber on the ends make it so you can grasp it even while hot.
February 7, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Must buy
I coupled this with a silicone oring and a hop bag to add hops to the boil. It works great over my 20 gal BK. I have virtually zero hop trub when I use this. Best accessory purchase
February 2, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Great tool to keep your beer clear
The Kettle Spider is an extremely useful gadget to minimize the amount of trub in your wort. I use this along with paint filter bags (from a big box store) to minimize the amount of hop vegetation in the trub. I secured the bags to the ring with a rubber band and put ball bearings in the bottom to keep the hanging near the bottom of the kettle. It increased the yields in my beer batches. Highly recommend this tool!
January 27, 2018
Very handy for hop additions.
January 23, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
No more floating bags!
I've used this hop spider a number of times both with 10 and 15 gallon Blichmann pots and love it! As other reviewers suggested, I just put a Keg o-ring around the hop bag and it stays put with no problems. I really like the fact that it has silicone sleeves that you can adjust to meet the pot width. This thing has really made my brew day experience with hops a lot easier!
September 22, 2017
Worthwhile Investment
This works perfectly with my MoreBeer Low Rider system, since the depth of the kettle coincides well with the length of the muslin hop bag that you put in the hop spider. Here's how it works. Step 1: clip a hop bag onto the spider with a few binder clips. Step 2: dangle the hop spider with the attached bag over the kettle and drop your hops into the bag, then lower the bag into the boiling wort and set the spider on top of the kettle. Now you have an anchor to hold the bag open for subsequent additions. It's that easy. And yes, it catches all the hop gunk that would otherwise end up in your fermenter. It is certainly not perfect, but I'd guess it captures approx. 90% of the hop matter that goes into it.
August 10, 2017
Great quality
I was very pleased with the quality of this. Arms were plenty long for my 10 gallon kettle. The silicon sleeves allow for maneuvering the spider as needed for stirring, putting in immersion chiller, etc. Great idea by other reviewer on a corny o-ring- works perfectly to hold hop bag snug. I should have bought this long ago!
June 3, 2017
Great Idea
Today is the first brew day with the Kettle Spider and I must say it is an extremely handy gadget. I went "beer nerd" and bought the tri-clamp but the O-ring may be a little easier to use. The Spider is easy to use and has taken away that little bit of frustration with hop additions. Time will tell if the hop efficiency is close to or the same as dropping the hops directly into the wort, but I don't care... this is easier, cleaner, and a great idea!
April 15, 2016
works good
I have used the spider twice. The debris and mess from pellet hops are contained within the bag. The only down side is most 5 gallon all grain batches are brewed in a 10 gallon pot. The longer mesh bags are harder to find and 60% of the bag is above the wort. I wish the center was angled down to account for this. The keg O ring is a must. Overall I love the product and will continue to use it for all future brew sessions.
August 12, 2015