I use the paint strainer just like a a tea bag as stated. I took a piece of PVC pipe, drilled holes in it for some rubar, and use a worm clamp to hold the bag in place. I just let it sit on top of the kettle, the rubar holds it up, and the bag drops into the wort. But, by all means, if the hopblocker works for you, you should get it. I'm a big Blichmann fan, its just that this doesn;t work for me since I prefer whole leaf hops.