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Green Widow™ Hop Spider

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Green Widow™ Hop Spider

SKU: 43165

Sludge in your boil kettle is now a thing of the past. The Green Widow™ hop spider allows for massive hop additions spices, herbs, or anything else you can imagine adding to the boil.

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Sludge in your boil kettle is now a thing of the past. The Green Widow™ hop spider allows for massive hop additions spices, herbs, or anything else you can imagine adding to the boil. Integrated hooks allow the Green Widow™ to hang over the edge of your kettle into the wort. The rubberized handle makes for easy removal and doubles as a hanger for storage. Constructed with a tough stainless steel frame and heavy duty 400 micron stainless steel mesh, the Green Widow™ will stand up to even the hoppiest IPA.

  • 400 micron stainless steel mesh will keep hop trub and other kettle additions out of the final wort.
  • Rubberized insulating handle for protection from heat.
  • 14” tall by 6” diameter basket size - perfect size for circulation.
  • Built in hooks to hang on the kettle edge.
  • Capacity volume of 1 Ib. pellet hops.
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4.5 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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Keepin' it clean!
The fine mesh does a pretty good job of keeping the hops and other additions out of your final product. The sides feel like they are going to crush in when cleaning but so far no problems.
September 9, 2019
1 year ago
A little short of perfect.
You must have your wort chiller in the 10 gallon pot before dropping this into place or you could have a big mess on your hands. Very difficult to clean thoroughly without a very deep sink or very high faucet. As far as doing the job it was designed for it does it very well.
March 4, 2019
8 months ago
Hop Spider w/ Grainfather
I purchased the hop spider for use with my new Grainfather. With the recirculating pump I run it through the hop spider to keep the hops circulating. It is nice not having such a mess in the bottom after the boil!
January 25, 2019
9 months ago
Worth it's Weight in Gold!
Way easier to clean and more sanitary than hop bags. It allows for much more room to let your hops bloom than a tea ball. After a half dozen batches, I don't know how I managed the last 25 years of brewing without it!
November 26, 2018
1 year ago
Works for exactly what it's supposed to work for. I brewed a DIPA with a ton of hops recently and it saved a ton of hop material from getting into the fermenter. Of course there's still some stuff that gets through, but it kept the vast majority of material out. Would definitely recommend.
November 11, 2018
1 year ago
Really pleased with it so far.
October 30, 2018
1 year ago
Nice hop basket
Thought it may be a little pricey to begin with but well worth the money after a couple of brews. Much less sediment after hopping and partial grain recipes. Insulated handle allows easy removal from the boil.
October 8, 2018
1 year ago
very effective... very little escapes to the kettle leaf or pellet... :)
July 10, 2018
1 year ago
No Way
Most of the product items I've ordered/used from MS have been wonderful. This one however is an absolute miss.

I ordered three Hop Spiders: This is by far the most poorly constructed piece of hardware I've encountered. All three failed in some capacity or the other. The handles, one of the most important of functions, are so haphazardly assembled that I lost screws and backings right down into my water. I must add there's no need in trying to tighten them, they were never made to last longer than shipment time. I added my own pop rivets to help keep the construction together and later discovered it would be best to fix the handles using machine screws and nuts. The handles are pronged in such a way that the slightest falter in their construction (this will certainly happen upon first use) will cause the handles to slip completely out of position and off the screen body. The ultimate result being a screen toppled over in your pot and you standing dumbfounded with only a handle in your hand. If you're open to refashioning and making your own additions, then click "buy" with confidence. Otherwise, please know this is one piece of pricey poop.

Thank you Midwest for your goods and services and for allowing the review of your products.
February 16, 2018
1 year ago
Hop Spider Worked
Only used it once, but it did what it was supposed to. Keep the hop crud out of the beer.
February 13, 2018
1 year ago
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Does this affect hop utilization?
Bobby C on Feb 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Maybe a little more than bags do but if you stir it a little bit I think it helps I’m sure it’s somewhere in less than 20% you can always add some hops on the endEnter an answer to this question.
I have an 11-gallon boil kettle an put my wort chiller in for the last 15-minutes of the boil. How can I use this with the wort chiller in place?
A shopper on Dec 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have a ten gal boil kettle and a typical immersion wort chiller will likely not fit in the kettle at the same time unless you lift the green widow out, insert the wort chiller into the kettle, and then place the green widow in the middle of the wort chiller. You won’t have anything to hook it on so you may need to rig something on you chiller to hook. Think it can be done, you might need to do a little brewer engineering though. As for the green widow, it works great. One of the best additions to my brew equipment in a long time.
This seems to be to tall for the 5 gallon kettle, what is used there?
Pat B on Dec 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I use mine on a 10 gallon kettle and it's pretty big in it. You wouldn't be able to clip this on to the lip of your 5 gallon kettle with the welded on hangers, but you may be able to just sit it on the bottom of the pot and let it free stand.
Does the 14" length include the handle or is the basket itself 14"?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The basket height is 14", the total height is about 19.5 inches.

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