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Stainless Steel Mesh Hop Helper - 550
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Our most popular Hop Helperâ„¢. Super wide mouth design. Provides an outstanding 23.8 in2 surface area for your hops. This equals a 88.89% increase over 4" models!

The Hop Helper 550â„¢ eliminates most pellet hop particles from escaping the boil kettle. Protecting your pumps and precious equipment from damage. Helps to keep your wort crystal clear. The wide design increases surface area where you need it. The top of the boil where your hop material is floating, not the dead spot at the bottom. This greatly increases the utilization over smaller diameter models.

The 300 series mesh is the standard for for hop straining via stainless mesh. It will stop virtually all hop material to make the clearest wort possible. Recirculate wort through the helper to assist flow. Or just simply use a spoon to remove build up of broken hop material periodically as you boil. Without circulation or occasional stirring it will clog doing what it is does, stopping almost all of your pellet material from getting in the boil.

Recommended for brews with a moderate amount of hops.

Price: $63.99

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours


Hop Helper 550

  • All Stainless steel design.
  • Sanitary
  • 300 series micron filter
  • 5.25" Inner Diameter
  • 5.5" Outer Diameter
  • 14" Total length
  • All seams are robotic welded
  • 2" Tab allows the Hop Helper to be inserted below hoses and tubes in kettle walls
  • Dishwasher safe

Designed by brewers, for brewers from scratch.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 2 of 5 2 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
1 of 5 Only product at OBK I haven't liked November 6, 2016
Reviewer: Greg from Thorold, ON Canada  
It pains me to write this review as I have ordered from OBK for over two years now and have been happy with every product received - except this. After using it in over 6 batches of beer I can reasonably say that the product does not work as intended. As another review says, the mesh is so fine that it plugs immediately and you are left with either no hop presence or drastically reduced isomerization of hop bitterness. I used this basket most recently in a 40 IBU altbier and can honestly say their is no hop aroma, taste or bitterness. The mesh is also very difficult to clean due to the tight seems at the bottom. I have soaked the bag overnight in PBW and still find it hard to get all hop particles out of the creases. Like I said, big fan on OBK but they can't all be winners.

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4 of 5 Hop Helper May 12, 2016
Reviewer: David Pearson from Amherst, NS Canada  
a great addition. Works well at keeping the hop solids from the wort. mesh if very fine so i do occasionally spoon wort into the Helper to keep the hope slurry fluid. other than that i have not experience any issues

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1 of 5 Mesh is too fine February 9, 2016
Reviewer: Jeremy Davidson from Chatham Ont  
After using this item of quite some time I have decided it just is not working the way it should. The fine mesh gets plug instantly by the hops and does not allow proper mixture with the boiling wort. I talk to another user who said they had the same problem. This product deffinatly needs to be changed in order to work the way it should.

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