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  1. #1
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    Hop basket?

    At the risk of sounding ignorant, I'd like you advice about what this device is and what I should do with it:

    I have a cylindrical basket with a diameter of about 10 inches and about 4 foot in length. One end has a removable 'cap', allowing you to put something in it, perhaps. It has a handle halfway along the side for picking it up. It's made of punched, fairly heavy grade stainless steel.

    I also have a smaller one, same diameter, less than 2 foot in length.

    Thanks, any help appreciated.

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    sounds like a hop back to me.
    Check out little Creatures, they have a huge one that they use for making the Pale Ale.
    Looks like a big deep fryer with a huge basket which they fill with hop flowers.
    Check out the forum on grumpy's website, there is a link to some pics of it.

    Allan

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    Um, exactly what web site was that again, please...?

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    It could be a basket for hop extract tins. One method of using bittering extract is to punch some holes in the hop extract cans and thrown them in a basket to be submerged in the kettle. Four feet sounds a little long though.

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    it's on grumpy's discussion board.
    www.grumpys.com.au
    There is a whole section on Little creatures pale ale recipes. One guy has some pics on his website of the hop back.

    http://www.aussiehomebrewer.com/foru...res-Brewery&s=

    grumpy's is a brewpub/homebrew store in Hahndorf, South Aus.
    Their discussion board is great, mostly homebrewers though.

    anyway, not sure, but that's what it could be.

    Allan

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