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Bazooka Screen (12")
Bazooka Screen 12"
 
Fresh hops are very aromatic and are beautiful to look at; but once you boil them, they turn into a pile of gunk in the wort. Home brewers need to remove the hops prior to fermentation. Clarifying the brew by removing large sediments causes less problem to the fermenter or yeasts. During the fermentation process, the presence of hops may clog and plaster on the side of the container which creates a lot of effort for home brewers to clean up. Moreover, the presence of hops may clog the small pipes especially if home brewers use external chillers.

There are many methods used by home brewers to filter hops and one of the most common method is the use of a mesh strainer. A mesh strainer provides a simple solution in filtering hops but the problem is that it can be very inconvenient to hold the strainer in place while transferring a large volume of wort to another container.

Another method is the use of a Bazooka screen. A Bazooka screen is not only used in filtering hops from the wort but it is also commonly used in mash tuns which is a process that releases the sugar from the grains for better fermentation. It is made from 12 inch 1/2" MPT stainless steel including the mesh screen. This particular tool in filtering hops are notorious for clogging up easily especially when small pellets are used. Homebrewers can prevent this problem by using whole leaf hops.
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Bazooka Screen (12")



  • Measures 12 inches in length

  • Made from all stainless steel including the mesh

  • Mesh is specifically made from 16 gauge 304 stainless steel

  • Used in straining the hops but can also be used as a mash tun for mashing the grains to release the sugar

  • Features 1/2" MPT


Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 13 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
excellent February 17, 2014
Reviewer: Fred Clark from Coldwater, ON Canada  
works like it should, I use this on my BIAB kettle/tun - works well to screen out trub - use a voile hop sock and get clear running's without a clog up.

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Works great in mash tun January 31, 2014
Reviewer: Matt from Kingston, ON Canada  
This was a cost-effective filter for my cooler mash tun. It seems to be more prone to clogging in comparison to others' false bottoms or manifolds, but I have learned to adjust my crush and sparge slower, with good results.

I also picked one up for my brew kettle, and in does a decent job at keeping some of trub and hop material out of the carboy, but a fair bit does pass through, and gets clogged up easily with hoppy brews. While draining the kettle, I use a sanitized spoon to clean off the screen every once in a while, and it allows me to get a much better yield from kettle to carboy.

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An alternative to a false bottom September 30, 2013
Reviewer: Remi from Quebec  
You can use this instead of a false bottom or underneath a false bottom this legs. Hard to keep clean, but a must for the mash tun.

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Cost effective August 28, 2013
Reviewer: Shawn Krawford from ON Canada  
For the price and ease of use and clean up. These can not be beat. I love mine. I had to stop crushing my grain so fine because if crush to powder these can get clogged a bit and slow output. Lost a small bit of efficiency but for the extra 20 cents worth of grain a batch versus a 50 dollar false bottom really a no brainer.

I also found that if get proper hot and cold breaks so your hop material falls to the bottom can use these in a boil kettle for a bit more added insurance of a clear wort. Or just use something meant for hops like a muslin bag I guess.



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Not so sure August 26, 2013
Reviewer: Dan from Aurora, ON Canada  
The screen hold it's shape really well but the clamp binding it with the fitting doesn't seem secure. I have a feeling I will be replacing this part more than I want to. It's a shame as this is a really handy add-on to the boil pot.

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