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    I currently use net curtain material made in to a hop sock though I have considered the suspended pot ala 'spiedel braumeister'. I find the net curtain works fine though and recently gave up trying to over engineer. I find the man made material better than muslin because it dries quicker and doesn't stain. I don't like the thought of putting my brewing equipment in the washing machine though so net curtain works better for me because i leave it to dry, shake off the hop debris then give it a rinse under the shower head.
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    I think net curtain is good. Found this as a frame - not too over engineered and allows for hop additions later in the brew.

    hop bag frame.jpg

    Slight over engineering - only really needs three stays not four

    I think this is probably as good as it gets.
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    I just had a brainwave. I recently bought a wine aerator thingy (on a whim as usual). It looks like a perpex funnel with holes drilled in the sides and works on the Venturi/Bernoulli principle to draw air into wine that is poured in through it. I'm not convinced it improves plonk quality but think it maybe excellent as a wort aerator. Am I a genius or what (or can you already buy them for wort use?). May need a bit of work (eg screen over the top of the filter to keep bits of hops out) but I think this has promise.

    linky... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Classico-Win...ef=pd_sim_kh_1

    What do you think Brian?

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    Where'd you get that frame brian or did you make it? I'd say that's as good as it gets too with a hop sock... You see, no need for copper pipe or wire mesh etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcblades View Post
    I'm not convinced it improves plonk quality
    it really really does...try it
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    I surely will when it's finished aerating my wort

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcblades View Post
    ... but think it maybe excellent as a wort aerator...
    Nah. I have a 240v wort airator which is brillaint. Add started yeast an stir. I have 100% record for same day (typically 8 hours) fermentation start.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Faithfull-FA...2831219&sr=1-2

    It will make a difference to wine - I have a venturi on one of my pump lines - OH YES 1000000000000000% it does work.
    Don;t want to start a old topic, but wine needs air. I would keep it as aerator, after use give it a few minutes to do its magic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delmonteman View Post
    You see, no need for copper pipe or wire mesh etc...
    I can hear you grinning

    Found this on a US brewing forum. I am going to source the bit in the middle - it is a 4 inch pipe fitting. I have a cunning plan.

    The trouble with reading too many US forum is you come away with all sorts things - decoction - RIMS - PIDs - HERMS - step mashing - yyyeeeuuuk I need a shower!!
    Over engineering on a whole new scale - you haven't seen nothing!! Not for your delicate constitution
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    I have found the perfect centre. A small stainless steel saucepan (from a car boot) with the bottom cut out and the handle removed.

    Pictures to follow.....
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