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The Trub Trapper
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The TrübTrapper is a boil kettle filtration system designed to capture the break material and pelletized hops – trub – in your boil kettle, and keep this unwanted material out of your fermenter, and your beer. It’s incredibly easy to use – just place it in your boil kettle and include a post-boil whirlpool step. That’s it!

Break material formed during the boil can adversely affect fermentation and produce undesirable qualities in your finished beer. You worked to remove these unwanted by-products during the boil, why put them back into your beer? Professional brewers do all they can to make sure trub stays out of their fermenters, shouldn’t you?

Pair with the Big Dipper from Hastings Brew Works for a complete whirlpool add on package.


  • Sized for 10 and 15 gallon kettles
  • Dimensions: 9” Diameter x 2.7” Height
  • Passivated stainless steel body
  • Food grade silicone gaskets capable of temps to 600°F
  • FDA / BfR (EC) compliant materials and construction
  • Made in the U.S.
Item # BE550
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 1LBS
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Looks like an awesome idea... I'll see
Gene R. on Oct 5, 2018
I want to control the amount of trub that makes it into the fermenter
Ben G on Jun 6, 2018
Looks like an awesome idea... I'll see
Gene R. on Oct 5, 2018
reduce rinse time for plate chiller
WILLIAM P on Oct 5, 2018
I want to control the amount of trub that makes it into the fermenter
Ben G on Jun 6, 2018
Plugged the boil kettle outlet and lost a lot of wort on my last brew without this!
Ian P on Jun 5, 2018
My homebrew shop switched to all pellets. They clog my dip tube screen, so I have been using nothing and letting all the trub in. I cannot seem to find a good way to keep pellet hops out, despite whirlpooling.
Francisco J on Jun 5, 2018
Experimentation with trub removal.
Ryan T Imondi on Apr 25, 2018
I want to keep trub out of my wort chiller and fermenter.
Gary A J on Apr 5, 2018
Improve quality of beer, assist in already engaged upon whirlpool method
Todd A on Apr 4, 2018
I can't stand the trub in my plate chiller
Scott T on Apr 3, 2018
assist my current screen method after whirpool
Jeffry O on Mar 23, 2018
Liked it, but I burnt the old one on accident.
Kevin P K on Mar 16, 2018
Birthday gift
Marie Claire P on Mar 3, 2018
to stop trub
darren k on Feb 26, 2018
reduce rinse time for plate chiller
WILLIAM P on Oct 5, 2018
Plugged the boil kettle outlet and lost a lot of wort on my last brew without this!
Ian P on Jun 5, 2018
I'd like to use this in a 20 gallon BME SS Brewtech kettle. Will it be too small?
Ryan T Imondi on Apr 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use mine on a 20 gallon Blichmann G-2. I perform a ~20 minute whirlpool prior to sending to a plate chiller and have had no problem with trub in the cooler. I flush and back flush the cooler and sanitize in the oven. I've used this for over a year and it does a great job trapping all the mung. Also use the true trapper from Blichmann - Anvil brand that clips on the pickup.
I just received my trap but now I'm not sure if I got the correct size. I have a Grainfather but should I get the smaller size. I have not used it yet so I can return it if I need the smaller size. Any suggestions?
John Watzke on Aug 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello John - The smaller Trub Trapper is designed for batch sizes less than 10 Gal. Perhaps this would be a better fit with the Grainfather.

3.8 / 5.0
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Not all that
I tried the Trub Trapper several times and found that although it did block some hot break / hops, etc. it did not function as well as I had hoped. I’m still in the market for a good “trub trapper.”
September 14, 2018
9 months ago
Love this thing. It works well in both 10 & 15 gallon kettles. I worlpool at the end of the boil, let the Trub settle and drain down until I can see the top of the hop cone, then gently position the trube trapper around the cone and most of the Trub is contained!
April 13, 2018
9 months ago
Trubtrapper in Speidel 20plus
Trubtrapper works great in my Speidel 20plus. Efficiently keeps all the hop and break materials contained.
February 7, 2018
9 months ago
Doesn’t drain well....
I would not recommend this product. I used it once placing it in the middle of my boil kettle then whirlpooling. The trub all settled down in the trap but the trap got so clogged up that that wort would not drain through it. This was not a big hoppy beer, this was 5 gallons with only about 1.5 ounces of pellet hops. I grew so frustrated with it I just pulled it out and have never used it again.
January 27, 2018
9 months ago
This tool has not worked out the way I was hoping that it would! I wish that I did not spend my money this product.
January 27, 2018
9 months ago
Very useful with pellet trub
Trub Trapper works very well. whirl pooling is a time tested way to drop the majority of trub into a pile in the center of your kettle, away from the pickup tube. Because the inside of the Trapper will fill with trub & hops it will remain full while outside the Trapper wort has fallen below the pickup tube. If I wait a short while the rest of the wort will slowly drain out leaving the trub behind. By sucking on an outlet tube attached to the drain valve, siphoning will begin again to get the last usable wort.
January 27, 2018
9 months ago
Great hop trub removal
My problem was removing the trub/hops from my wort when transferring from my Grainfather to the fermenter.
The Trub Trapper solved my problem.
January 27, 2018
9 months ago
It works as advertised. Make sure to do a decent whirlpool and then let it settle for about 20 min. Happy with it.
January 25, 2018
9 months ago
There are better and cheaper solutions
I read the 5 star reviews and got sucked in and bought this. I?ve done 2 brews with this and this equipment is what I feel is not useful. Specifically.

1. 4 oz of hop pellets in a 10 gal boil over flow the trub catcher. Maybe 75% of the hops are initially captured. If you?re doing more hops, forget it.

2. While the kettle pours out the trub catcher?s mesh is completely clogged and hold almost a pint of wort. The mess is useless.

You are better whitlpooling without this device. Just pour out at a rate that does not disturb the hops. You?ll have one less item to clean and get better results.

If whirlpooling does not work think about using a mesh tube that screws to the inside of the kettle port. It will clog but with a little scraping with spoon it does a good job.
November 21, 2017
1st try more like a trub dam
I am going to give this a second try as it shifted during the boil. I put it in the center before adding my wort. http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a501/johnwpowell1/Mobile%20Uploads/F899BB09-1084-44D6-8979-DDC770D4AB4C_zpsuho8gj7j.jpg
I whirlpooled with my pump through my tangential port for 15 minutes and allowed to settle for 5 minutes. The trapper shifted off center and was more like a dam.
I'm going to give it another try and make sure it's sealed to the bottom of the pot and not boil so vigorously.
May 1, 2017