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Stainless Hop Steeper


SKU# 40101

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Stainless steel mesh ball with clasp - great for dry or keg-hopping.


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Stainless steel mesh ball with clasp releases flavor and aroma while keeping hops in — great for dry or keg-hopping. 3" diameter.

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2.7 / 5.0
10 Reviews
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Its Okay
It works okay so long as you use 1/2 ounce or less. I tried 3/4 of an ounce and even that was too much for the small size of this product.
January 26, 2010
Great for dry hopping
I bought this to use for dry hopping with hop pellets in my secondary. Works great, sanitize it put in your hops and drop it in the secondary. It's well made and works great.
September 29, 2013
Good enough
I only put half ounce in each one and use multiples. Keeps clean-up tidy.
December 15, 2009
Hop Steeper
This is the first hop steeper I've bought. Relatively new to home brewing (1-2 years) and am still trying to fine tune my process. On other brews I have just poured the dry hop pellets directly into the wort and strained it out before kegging which makes a lot more of a mess. This hop steeper works in principal, but I'm not sure enough of the flavor is transferred... When I removed the 1oz of wet/used hops at the end of the week long dry hop, the hop steeper was packed so tight I had to use a butter knife to open and remove all of the hop residue. It's probably best to use one hop steeper for every 1/2oz of hop pellets to allow enough room for the hops to be free floating in the liquid.
August 18, 2016
more chinese gotcha
I used these tea ball for dry hopping, never again. To my suprise the most important part of the tea ball isn't stainless steel. The rivet that holds the clasp on is some sort of pot metal. It corroded after a couple of dry hopping was rendered useless. I would strongly advise against using this product.
November 25, 2010
Good for pellets
Great for a dry hop addition so long as it's pellets. If doing a big addition use a bag or multiple steepers.
July 19, 2016
Ehhh...it's okay
Did a great job keeping the hops out, I was a little afraid that the clasp was going to come undone, but it didn't after all the stirring. It is a little small; you really need to buy one for each hop addition as it isn't big enough to hold additional hop pellets after they have expanded. Ended up throwing the rest of the hops in the wort and straining out with the funnel, I think I will buy the fine mesh bags next. I will give it a 2 because it is small, if it were the size of a softball I would it a 5.
December 4, 2009
Way too small
One ounce of hops expands to fill the entire inside very quickly. I ended up abandoning it mid-boil and just going with a mesh bag.
May 18, 2011
these would be great if they were made better...
there is a HUGE gap between the two halves that allows the hops to flow through even when closed properly with the clip and renders the fine mesh screen useless...
better off using a small nylon hop bag
March 10, 2017
1 month ago
Response from Northern Brewer
There should not be that level of gap between the two sides. Customer Service will be in contact soon to work on a resolution. Thanks for the review.
March 12, 2017
Todd JStaff
Keeps the hops in
It certainly keeps all of the matter from the hops pellets I use contained. The problem is that very little of the aroma or bitterness actually made it into the beer, and I was using 1 ounce per steeper. I have yet to try them for dry hopping where this product may shine, but for use in boil they are not very practical.
January 4, 2010
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How big is it?
P A on Aug 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is roughly 3 inches in diameter.

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