Hop spider

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  1. yegnal

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    Made one, works great but the PVC I used warped/deformed due to the heat of the boil.

    Is there a more robust material ?
     
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    Most of the ones I've seen are steel. I don't use one personally.
     
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    When you say pvc, do you mean pipe? Or fitting or what? What schedule?
    The 'home made' ones I've seen are done with a schedule 40 4x3 reducer.
     
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    Sounds like the PVC pipe reducer to me - use a 3" to 2" PVC pipe reducer with "legs" to the side, a hose clamp to fasten a bag to the small side of the reducer.... Happened to me once when I covered the pot to speed up the start of the boil. I've since moved to a stainless hop cannister but still have Spider Mark 2. I don't know of a way around it, even open the PVC will eventually deform.
     

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