Return to Stainless Steel Mesh Hop Helper - 750
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2 of 5 a little too fine... April 25, 2018
Reviewer: Chris Watt from Victoria BC  
Solid construction, however the screen is just too fine for pellet hops.  And cleaning this thing is a daunting task; soak after soak after soak.  I've gone back to a bag.

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4 of 5 Excelent Quality March 24, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
This thing is built beautifully, I like the tapered bottom design as it allows more surface area over volume compared to the flat bottom styles. It didnt get 5 stars, only because it is a bit hard to clean the fold, but not impossible. I've used many other hop spiders and this is my favorite by far. Some reviewers have stated that they get poor utilization due to clogging screen, that is how the product works, don't fill it to the brim and you have to stir your wort through the spider to keep it from plugging.. they all work this way.

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1 of 5 Poor Product Unfortunately February 4, 2016
Reviewer: Rob Hansen from Grimsby, ON Canada  
Very large opening and depth allows it to sit deep in kettle.

Thefine mesh screen stops any hop trub from getting into the wort and ultimately from clogging lines or pumps.  However, hop pellets almost immediately coat the mesh and I doubt the hop utilization was very good.  Plus, once done, good luck every truly cleaning out residue from the inside bottom fold.

Unfortunately it's a really expensive product considering its effectiveness.

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2 of 5 Clogs easily January 2, 2016
Reviewer: Brew Darrymore from Toronto, ON Canada  
Probably designed for leaf hops, as hop pellets clog the mesh to the extent of being impossible to drain the basket. Hop utilisation must suffer due to that.

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1 of 5 Disappointing November 23, 2015
Reviewer: MaxB. from Toronto  
I had very high hopes for this affordable hop spider. It is undeniably very well made, unfortunately it works poorly. After only ten minutes in the boil the screen became clogged with protein break. The wort inside the hop helper did not boil(measured 10*f cooler in fact) and when I lifted it out of the kettle it would not even drain. I think hop utilization must be very poor given these facts. Sorry OBK, this product is a loser.

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4 of 5 Solid July 2, 2015
Reviewer: Justin A. from Guelph, ON  
The hop helper 750 has a huge capacity and is built incredibly solidly. The excess capacity should ensure that hop utilization isn't reduced. The mesh literally melts into the rim of the hop helper. Beautiful.

The tab design stops me from giving the hop helper 5 stars because it means that the rim of the hop helper is 2 inches below the rim of your kettle. This effectively reduces your boil kettle by 2 inches. If you're doing a longer boil with a pre-boil volume that pushes your boil kettle capacity, you may not be able to use the hop helper for FWH or other very early hop additions.

The tab was also a bit narrow for my kettle (15 gallon tall boy), but I managed to bend it wide enough to accommodate (careful to not stress the weld in the off chance you are required to do this).

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