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Offline Slowbrew

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Re: Hop Spider
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2012, 09:25:13 AM »
I built one of these a couple years ago after seeing something similar on a forum (not sure which one). 

The big difference on my design was using 1/2 copper pipe soldered into a rectangle that extends over the sides of my kettle.  The frame I made is only wide enough to fit around the PVC coupler (sorry, no pictures where I'm at today).

This allows the bag to moved off to the side without removing it from the wort.  In my setup I can fit my IC in the pot beside the "spider".

I'll try to get a couple of pictures attached later.

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Re: Hop Spider
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2012, 08:55:59 PM »
This allows the bag to moved off to the side
My bag is most often moved to the side as well!  ;D
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Re: Hop Spider
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2012, 06:19:34 PM »
So, I used the Hop Spider for our brew session yesterday. I gotta say that I like it. It made the hop additions pretty easy and didnt really get in the way at all. We were able to lift it out, place the chiller in and then replace the hop spider pretty easily. From the results yesterday, I dont see any reason to not use this on every batch moving forward.
Matt
Mesa, AZ.
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On Tap: Vanilla Porter, Belgian Blonde, Saison, Black IPA, Punkin Porter
Primary: Pale 31 Clone, Raspberry Cider
Secondary: Vanilla Porter
Conditioning: Brett IPA
Bottles:Mosaic Wheat
On Deck: Flanders Red, Berliner weisse, Punkin Saison, Saison Brett