Cutting #30/300 micron steel mesh

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Cutting #30/300 micron steel mesh

Post by Jocky » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:49 pm

Anyone that has made their own hop filter out of #30 (roughly 300 micron) steel mesh (or something similar) - what did you use to cut it?

My hop filter I bought premade had an unfortunate accident at the weekend, and now has melted plastic embedded in the mesh, and there is no way I am leaving that in my boil, so I'm going to buy some new mesh to replace it.

Can it be cut with regular scissors, or do you use metal cutters? Alternatively does someone want to cut me two pieces to the right size/shape for the right price?

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Re: Cutting #30/300 micron steel mesh

Post by Mr. Dripping » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:05 pm

I use tin snips :)

Edit - wear some gloves as it will rip you shreds.

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Re: Cutting #30/300 micron steel mesh

Post by Fil » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:22 pm

and ive used standard scissors ;) but totally agree the fresh cut edge will tear your ungloved hand.. get gloves on.. my hands were raw pin cushions by the time i had chopped out a 60cm circle of mesh..
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Re: Cutting #30/300 micron steel mesh

Post by Gordito » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:48 am

I keep a pair of tough cuts. In the Kitchen. Great for spatchcocking a chicken.!They are cheap and incredibly strong and will cut through the mesh with ease.
They will 'apparently' cut a 2p in half.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trauma_shears

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Re: Cutting #30/300 micron steel mesh

Post by Fastline » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:55 am

Where are you getting the mesh from

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Re: Cutting #30/300 micron steel mesh

Post by Jocky » Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:48 pm

Inoxia

https://www.inoxia.co.uk/products/mesh

I've gone with the #30 mesh as that's what's in my filter currently. It deals with leaf hops really well but clogs easily with pellets. It seems that #20 mesh doesn't clog with pellets, perhaps because it lets quite a lot of bits through...
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Re: Cutting #30/300 micron steel mesh

Post by Fil » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:32 pm

iirc the yanks recommend #30 for flower hops and #40 for pellete hops??
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Re: Cutting #30/300 micron steel mesh

Post by Jocky » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:50 pm

Gordito wrote:I keep a pair of tough cuts. In the Kitchen. Great for spatchcocking a chicken.!They are cheap and incredibly strong and will cut through the mesh with ease.
They will 'apparently' cut a 2p in half.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trauma_shears
Oooh. Good idea. I'll buy a pair of those and give them a go as I'll get other uses out of them anyway.
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Re: Cutting #30/300 micron steel mesh

Post by sbond10 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:33 pm

Trauma shears aka tuff cuts can be mis sold as bandage scissors these have thinner handles. Medtree is who I use and my company free delivery on any order

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