In an effort to explore options to avoid trub in the fermenter, I’m exploring a hop spider. I’ve read some old threads that suggest maybe 90% of normal hop utilization due to the bag, and others that suggest no difference.
see: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/do-hop- … bu-248665/
Before I commit to building one, I’m curious if anyone has any (up-to-date) opinions, information, or other research on hop utilization when inside the spider’s paint strainer bag. I’m especially interested to know if there’s an accepted “upper limit” on hop ounces per bag… if it’s “one ounce” in a giant bag, then it’s just not worth the effort for me.