Hello everyone, I just used a hop spider for the first time on my last brew, IPA. I really think I am going to go back to just throwing the hops in where they belong, but the trub separation sure was nice... I am using a homemade spider, with a standard hop sock from my LHBS, 12" weighted with a few marbles. This brew had first wort, boil and flame out additions (which the flame out additions really got me thinking I am not going to bother). My question is, is my setup working ok? Yes, the beer will talk to me, but still in fermentation and I am open to discussion. Do I need a bigger hop sock? I am thinking a rigid sock, likely stainless, wide diameter would probably work more efficiently, allowing more movement of the hops during the boil. Has anyone used a simple sock like this before? Results? Thanks!