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MonsterMesh Strainer for FermMonster Carboys
FE263

MonsterMesh Strainer for FermMonster Carboys

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Description

This mesh sleeve is custom made for the FerMonster Plastic Carboy. The plastic ring sits inside the neck of the fermenter, and the lid can be secured on top to make an airtight seal. The ring actually holds onto the neck of the FerMonster so there's no risk of the mesh sleeve falling into the carboy.

For brewers, the MonsterMesh is perfect for adding dry hops, oak chips, or fruit additions, which can easily be removed at the scheduled time.

For winemakers, in addition to adding grape skins or oak chips, the MonsterMesh is a great way to eliminate head space in the fermenter. Simply fill up the strainer with glass marbles to displace as much wine as needed to fill the volume of the carboy.

Made from food grade materials, the #50 mesh will not affect the flavor of the beer or wine, and is temperature rated to 122°F. Designed for multiple uses, the MonsterMesh can be cleaned in the dishwasher and sanitized with the sanitizer of your choice.

The MonsterMesh can be used alongside the MiniMesh to hold multiple additions. The MonsterMesh will sit on the neck of the carboy, and the MiniMesh can be inserted through the stopper hole in the lid. This way you can have two different infusions starting or stopping at different times.

 

 

Item # FE263
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.09 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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Seemed cool
Christopher H on Oct 26, 2022
I havent been super happy with using sous vide magnets to hold my dry hops. Just came across this and immediately added to cart.
Darren R on Aug 30, 2022
Seemed cool
Christopher H on Oct 26, 2022
To dry hop
Kristen B on Sep 21, 2022
I havent been super happy with using sous vide magnets to hold my dry hops. Just came across this and immediately added to cart.
Darren R on Aug 30, 2022
for easy removal of hopps
Terry W on Aug 27, 2022
To put fruit in a kettle sour
Colt Funderburg on Aug 23, 2022
When I want to add flavorings during fermentation
Kevin Anthony B on Jul 27, 2022
TO HAVE
Erik A on Mar 30, 2022
the mini fermonster was smaller than expected - I would have gotten this one to begin with if I had realized
Daniel Valencia on Mar 15, 2022
to separate large amount of hops
Locke on Mar 8, 2022
Keep wort clean.
Rob G on Dec 31, 2021
DRY HOPPING
GEORGE K on Dec 29, 2021
To infuse Fruit in mead
4577 Wyndtree D on Dec 15, 2021
Looks awesome for dry hopping
Craig H on Dec 10, 2021
Gonna try these to keep the hops out of the bottling bucket.
John M on Nov 3, 2021
Awesome way to do secondary fermentation
Daniel D on Sep 9, 2021
Designed specifically to be used with a FermMonster carboy
Raymond Maiden on Aug 4, 2021
Dry hopping.
Christopher D on Jul 6, 2021
easier dry-hopping
Arthur A on Jul 2, 2021
fruit inclusions in mead brewing
Mariah F on Jun 17, 2021
Same
RICHARD J on Jun 11, 2021
Dry hopping
Jon R on Apr 29, 2021
dry hopping
derek f on Apr 27, 2021
For secondary fermentation dry hopping.
James Duclos on Mar 31, 2021
for dry hopping
Tom R on Mar 26, 2021
Dry hopping
Antonio Martinez on Mar 4, 2021
Make some small batches in Carboys
Cindy M on Jan 13, 2021
Great for dry hopping or dry "cérea long"
Valued C on Jan 1, 2021
Curious how well this will work for dry hopping, especially pellet hops.
Christopher P on Dec 2, 2020
Trying it out
Peter b on Nov 12, 2020
looks to be much easier than using several filter bags
seth t on Oct 20, 2020
need for dry hop
David R on Oct 13, 2020
Looks useful
James R on Oct 1, 2020
Trying it out for dry hopping
Joseph C on Sep 30, 2020
To dry hop
Kristen B on Sep 21, 2022
for easy removal of hopps
Terry W on Aug 27, 2022
Gonna use this for my next brew. Should I start with this attached? Then when time to add hops just remove stopper and airlock and drop the hops in? Will be using pellets.
Brad Myers on Nov 21, 2022
BEST ANSWER: You can either put it in at the beginning of fermentation or when first dry hopping, as long as it’s sterilized (and being mindful of oxygen). One suggestion I would make is to place some marbles or something equivalent (sterilized) in the bottom before adding hops to weight it down, otherwise it may float and sit on top of the krausen. Cheers!
What is the volume or capacity of the strainer?
Michael Malec on Jul 13, 2021
BEST ANSWER: This depends on what you are putting in it. It will easily hold more than a pound of pellets. Probably just a pound of buds. No problem with 2lbs of heather. It all depends on the size of what you are using. I also wouldn't consider this a strainer. It is more of an infusion container. I use it for dry hopping. It does not attach well enough to consider using it to strain.
Don't you want your hops submerged? Cool idea, but it looks like they will float and you will not get all their flavor.
Matt Geissler on Nov 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Just an Idea, put your hops and marbles in the bag and then tie something around the bag below the level of your wort. Thinking plastic bread wrapper clip, string, fishing line or maybe one of those small plastic hose clamps, something that can be sanitized.
Will this fit with the 3 gallon sized FerMonster?
Gretchen H on May 31, 2022
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it fits the 3 gallon size. And you can use the glass marbles to take up about a half gallon space to keep it topped up.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Ver nice well made product. Easy to add hops and a breeze to clean.
April 14, 2022
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Almost great
This is a great product and a great idea but it does need a little help.

The gasket fits well - and honestly should have been the gasket system they used for Fermonster to begin with. It's a sturdy rubber material that form fits the inside edge of the Fermonster and provides a really good seal against the cap. Again, they should have used a version of this instead of the o-ring cap insert

The hops bag is molded into the gasket and is well-made from a lightweight nylon-like mesh. As others have said, hops float and when you put them in this bag they will still float. I dont see that as a downside, just a reality.

This is how I fixed it. Get yourself some jarring/pickling weights. These are glass weights that fit inside a mason jar and i put one in the bottom of the mesh bag, put the hops on top, and then another one on top of the hops. Weighs the whole thing down and I get full beer to hops contact.

Would it be better if it was stainless steel? Yes, but then you would be paying $30 for it not $6. And for $6 it's worth it for the headache free gasket alone.
April 8, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago