How We Build The Filters
Beer Brewing Filters
Hop Spiders | Dry Hoppers | Keg Filters | Brew-In-A-Basket (BIAB)
Corny Keg Filters | False Bottom "Pancake" Filter | Mash Tun Filter
Wine & Cider Filters | Coffee & Tea Filters
Tote Filters | Canister Filter Cartridges | Box Filters | Methoxide Filters
| Vacuum Filter | Locking Drum Lids
Drum Filters | Whole Drum Filters | Double Wall Filters | Bucket Filters
Funnel Filter Inserts | Filters With Bracing Support | Suction Filters
We have a full fabrication shop available to us to fabricate pretty much anything you can think of made of metal. Whether it's a custom filter or screen or something a little different than what we normally stock, we may be just the ticket!
With a full metal fabrication shop and an incredible staff that can find unique ways to fabricate items to fit your needs, we're ready to help! Our fabrication shop is also extremely quick! With fast turnaround and attention to detail, you can get your custom built item built the way it should be, on time, and for the amount quoted!
We have access to just about every stainless mesh out there which lets us build custom filters to fit your unique needs.
In fact, if you can sketch it out, we can probably build it! Contact us to get a quote!
1- Diameter of custom piece (if round)
2- Inside diameter of the hole the custom piece is fitting into (if applicable)
--- NOTE: The custom piece needs to fit INTO the hole, not be the exact diameter of the hole
3- Depth, length, & width of custom piece
4- Stainless micron rating of mesh
--- Click here for a micron rating comparison
5- Style of top & bottom (Ring? Flanged?)
6- Solid bottom or mesh bottom?
7- Any side supports needed? If so, how many and what length?
8- Any tabs on the top? How many & how long?
9- What it will be used for (helps us know how to build it)
10- Look through the pictures below & see if there's something similar. If so, right click on the picture, save it & send it along with the request
11- A hand-drawn sketch rocks! It doesn't have to be pretty, just something drawn out on paper to get us started. 12- List the full address you want it shipped to (so we can quote shipping on the custom piece).
Quotes take about 3-5 days to hear back on and the custom items
The pictures above show how we build most of our filters. We start with two rings, attach screen across the bottom ring, seam weld the side stainless mesh, and then assemble it all together into a completed filter. Pretty cool, eh?
Check out some of the cool custom projects below that we've produced!
Hop Spiders, Dry Hoppers, Corny Keg Filters, Keg Filters, Glass Carboy Filters & More!
We've been making several custom stainless steel hops filters for beer brewers, commonly known as a hop spider. Our most common sizes requested are a 4" diameter by 10" long and 6" diameter by 14" long. For pellet hops, 300 micron seems to be working the best and 400 micron works best with whole leaf hops. We can build these with handles or hooks to custom fit pretty much any brewing kettle available and can even vary the size of the filter as well. Take a look below at some of the cool hop spider filters we've built! Contact Us if you'd like one built for your beer brewing needs!
Above are a 4" and 8" diameter 16" long 300 micron custom stainless steel brewing filters.
These are similar to the ones above but in different lengths and with different attachments for different brewing kettles.
Above are pictures of a custom 4" diameter x 10" long 300 micron custom stainless steel brewing filter.
Here you can see just one of the many hop spider filters we've built.
Check out how well it contains the hops! They've really been a big hit with brewers!
Above is a really big hop spider we built for a commercial brewering. It's 22" diameter by 24" deep in 300 micron. It's so big that we can fit our 4x10, 6x14, and our 8x16 hop spiders inside of it and there's STILL room on the filter!
These filters are cool in that they're custom designed as stainless steel beer brewing wort cups.
Another beer brewing client needed some really large universal stainless steel filters that could be used in several different sized beer brewing kettles. So, we built the filters above and gave them extra long tabs that made them fit all the different sized kettles that they used.
This is a 10.5" diameter x 16" tall beer brewing hop spider. Instead of having the tabs on the top, the customer wanted 3 evenly spaced holes around the top of the filter to connect hooks to it with so that he could easily lower it into his beer brewing kettle.
Our customer loved it so much that he took a video of it in use & sent it our way. Check it out!
Above are pictures of a 1" diameter x 24" length 600 and 400 micron stainless steel beer brewing dry hopper filter. It's meant to be placed in glass carboy with hops inside the stainless steel filter as part of the brewing process. Whats neat about this particular filter is that the bottom and sides are 100% stainless mesh making it a really cool little filter.
These dry hoppers were custom built for a commercial brewery. They stand 24" and 36" tall and are made from 300 micron stainless steel. They have custom handles built into the top of them to allow them to be easily removed from the brewing kettles.
This is a 10.5" diameter by 10" deep 300 micron hop filter with double outside hooks installed. It was made for a brewery that needed a large filter to sit down inside their brew pot and center itself.
This is a custom keggle filter we built specifically to fit a customers awesome looking Keggle brewing kettle!
These are called Brew In A Basket Brewing filters. They have feet on the bottom that allows them to stand inside a beer brewing kettle.
This is a Brew-In-A-Basket with a squeeze plate. Pretty cool!
This is a Brew-In-A-Basket (BIAB) that's 9" diameter by 13" deep with 3" feet on it.
This Brew In A Basket is 13" diameter by 17" tall. It's made with 400 micron stainless streen and features two heavy duty solid handles welded into the top of the filter.
This is a 13" x 7.5" Brew In A Basket that was built from an existing bayou classic boil basket. We cut the bottom perforated basket off, built a new filter basket with supports in 400 micron, welded it to the top of the basket we'd cut off and created a great brew in a basket for the customer! The customer loved it so much they even did a write up on their blog about it! Click here to see the blog post!
This is a 15" x 13" Brew In A Basket with two heavy duty handles across the top. It's made from 400 micron stainless steel.
The customer that the filter above was made for for sent in some awesome pictures of the filter in action! Check em out!
Here's the filter with 10 lbs of grain loaded into it. The grain comes up the side of the filter to about 3.75" from the bottom. The filter mesh on the bottom sits off the bottom about a half inch, so the bed depth of grain is about 3.25"
Here it is loaded with 20 lbs of grain. The top of the grain bed measures out at 6.5", or a grain depth of 6.25"
The filter is now in the brewing kettle with 150° F Water. The customer loved the fact that there was enough room to stick the thermometer probe between the kettle and the filter.
Here's a shot of the side wall clearance and then a shot of the grain mash.
We also added some custom hooks to allow the customer to raise the filter up out of the brew kettle and let it drain.
Here you can see the filter sitting up out of the brew pot.
Here's a close up shot of how the hooks attach and keep the brew in a basket up out of the kettle.
The hooks attach to the rim of the kettle and can be removed.
Here's what the customer had to say about the filter:
"Now that we have used the filter, here is just some quick feedback on the design
1) I love how we have the gap around the filter itself and that it didn't fit right up next to the pot walls. I forgot that we use a thermometer throughout the process and this gap easily accommodated this. Had we had any smaller gap, I don't think we could have fit anything down the side of the filter. In addition, this gap kept all of the liquid in the pot when we were "sparging" the grain (fancy word for pouring hot water over the grain and rinsing the sugars off and into the mash water). We had no issues with spillover or anything.
2) I love the standoff design on the bottom; made the filter very sturdy and eliminated the concern of scorching the grain during the mash.
3) The 10" separation between the handles was plenty sufficient for stirring. We had no issue with them being in our way or anything.
4) Since the entire filter is metal, we were thinking the handles would get "hot" since the whole thing was sitting in the 150F water for 90 minutes. To our surprise, the handles stayed really cool to the touch. They were slightly heated, but nothing that bare hands couldn't handle.
5) Having both the handles on the side worked out great when lifting the filter out of the water. I liked the "flushness" of the handle design and my buddy and found it really easy when lifting it straight up. Since our pot is about 14 inches tall, having the handles positioned flush with the top of the filter were allowed plenty of lifting room. I think had we used the pale type handle, we would have had to reach up higher when lifting.
6) The J hook clips were fantastic! I think we have our drop too low, but the concept worked just like we expected. We had no issues with spillover and the basket sat really stable on the clip extensions. The clips were also easy to install as they could be turned sidewise to fit in between the filter and the pot wall and then turned once the 2" extension cleared the filter bottom. This way, we never really had to fully lift the filter out of the pot to install the clips.
Overall, we are extremely satisfied with the filter and the workmanship put into it!
This is a 15" x 15" Brew-in-a-basket with a 2" cutout on the side. It's made from 400 micron stainless steel mesh and has a large swing handle on it.
This is a 16 1/2" x 10 1/4" Brew In A Basket with 3" feet on the bottom made out of 400 micron stainless steel with a swing handle.
This is a 17 1/2" x 15" Brew In A Basket with 3" feet on the bottom made out of 400 micron stainless steel. It's a big one!
This filter is a 12" diameter by 4" tall sparging filter. It's make with solid stainless sides and a 1/16" stainless steel perforated disc welded to the bottom.
These were a special set of corny keg dry hoppers we built for a customer oversea's. They're 6" tall instead of our standard 11.5" tall corny keg dry hoppers. They're each 300 micron and have a threaded the removable top, which makes them perfect for brewing in a corny keg or in the case of these 6" tall ones, even in smaller brew kettles too!
This is a custom 15" stackable mashtun false bottom filter. It's made with 300 micron stainless mesh, has a 1/2" tube port to connect to an output valve, and can be used to replace a false bottom in a brewing kettle. The two filters "pancake" together making them easy to remove and clean separately when done.
This is a custom 2" x 6" 300 Micron Boil Kettle (BK) or Mash Tun (MT) fitting with a 1/2" stainless steel tube for a compression fitting.
Check out this awesome brewing setup one of our customers sent in! He uses several of our filters in his operation and absolutely loves them!
This is a custom 22" long by 1 7/8" diameter 800 micron filter used with wine barrels. It can be attached to a wine barrel with a standard tri-clover sanitary fitting. The filter includes the stainless filter and sanitary gasket. The tri-clover fitting and bung adaptor are not included. If interested, Contact Us for pricing and availability.
The filters below were custom built for a distillery in California. We produced several kettle filters that had to fit underneath a kettle lid to allow them to filter material into their brewing kettles.
We also fabricated special drain filters that were installed in all of the floor drains as well to capture material from going down the drains. These included filter boxes and filter grates with handles. The filters turned out great & the distillery loved them!
Custom Stainless Steel Cider Press Filter And Pan
We built these filters for a catering company for making coffee. The filters are 20" tall by 5.75" diameter, feature a solid bottom, and utilize our 74 micron stainless steel filter mesh. They're used by adding coffee to the filter, setting them down into hot water for about a minute and then pulling them back out, much like a French Press coffee maker. They said the results are incredible! They're now able to make several gallons of coffee at a time extremely fast! They love it! They said that it should also work for brewing iced tea as well.
This filter is a vacuum coffee filter used to extract coffee out of coffee grinds. It's 10" diameter x 7" deep with a 15 micron mesh screen in the bottom mounted to a 1/4" perforated stainless disc for strength. It has a 13" flange with a rubber seal to seal against a bucket container, and has a 1/4" vacuum barb fitting.
This coffee filter is 10" diameter, stands 7" tall and features a locking lid with 3 securing latches. The mesh is 5 micron stainless steel that's supported with a 400 micron stainless backer.
These are special dry hoppers that we built for a customer that required latching lids on four long filters. The latching lids utilize a newer design than those we built above and make it easier to secure the lid onto the filter. The lid is made out of two rings, one that perfectly slides onto the filter, and the other ring secures the stainless top. Latch hooks are welded to the outer ring and another ring is installed on the filter for the latches to connect to allowing the top of the filter to secure extremely well to the filter. This style works particularly well with smaller diameter filters.
The filter above was built for use with 5 gallon drums. It featured a 15 absolute micron 316 stainless steel mesh mounted to a 304 stainless perforated disk. The disk was then welded to a 304 stainless steel insert that was welded to a ring flange with a vacuum port installed. We then sealed the seam between the ring and the insert with an industrial strength epoxy to make an airtight seal. Special sealing foam was then installed around the inside of the flange to allow the filter to seal to a 5 gallon bucket. The filter is used to put vacuum on a 5 gallon drum and pull a very thick fluid through it's 15 micron stainless steel screen.
We don't just do filters. Check out this cool locking drum lid for 55 gallon drums! These pictures are just before they were powder coated. The first pictures show our current version and bottom pictures show our older hinge style. They're rock solid & work well for securing your vegetable oil or any other liquid you might need to secure in a 55 gallon drum. We offer them with filter inserts as well as locking access ports to make getting to the oil easier. Check out our complete locking drum line up here!
This was a special custom locking drum lid that had to be made completely from stainless steel. It's similar to our standard drum lids above except that it had to be deeper and had to be stainless throughout (our standard lids are from steel that we powder coat). Check out the incredibly professional style welds on this lid! Our fabrication shops welding skills are awesome! We put pride into every filter we build to ensure it will give you years of life!
This lid is similar to the one above except it has a much beefier lid hinge on it. It also featured a 1" stainless nipple welded to the side for fluid access, and a latchable lid top. Like above, this is also made of stainless steel.
We had a request to install latchable clips on a set of our standard locking drum lids. Here's the result!
We stock several stainless steel "tote" filters in several micron sizes that fit the common 275 square tanks. We also have the ability to custom build tote filters to your exact length specifications as well!
The filters above were custom 6" mini tote filters that a customer needed for a project. They're just like our standard tote filters only smaller.
This is a tote filter made from 1/8" Mesh. It's a much courser material than our stainless steel screens and works great for raw filtration of large debris.
We had an oil collection company that needed a special filtration setup to filter oil coming out of their large alfa-laval centrifuge into a holding tank. From the tank the oil is pumped through our supplied 2" filter housing that uses our custom stainless steel filter baskets that are lined with 200 micron stainless mesh.
These stainless cartridge filters are very similar only a different length and micron rating. They also featured an internal large perforated stainless backing to give them added strength.
Another cartridge style filter built from perforated brass material.
This filter was a custom cartridge filter. It featured a 10" diameter opening with a 15" flange. It about 15" deep and had a heavy duty cross brace welded to the bottom. The material used was heavy duty 1/4" perforated stainless steel.
This filter is unique. It's constructed out of the same style perforated metal as above in 1/4" perforated stainless steel. In addition to that we built a custom locking cap on both ends--all from stainless steel. Eyelets are also welded on to the cap to allow removal of the filter down inside a long shaft. It took quite a bit of work to build, but turned out great!
This filter is similar to the one above it. It's a perforated stainless steel filter with a similar cap, but inside it features a 400 micron stainless steel mesh insert. This allows for it to filter extremly high volumes of liquid while still maintaining it's shape and the cap allows it to be quickly dumped when it gets full.
Waste Water Treatment Facility Filters
The second and third filters are heavy duty filter inserts as well. They're each 6.75" diameter and stand 27.5" tall. The filter is made with 1/4" heavy duty perforated stainless steel and the insides are lined with 300 micron stainless steel mesh. Heavy duty flanges at the top were also required as well as hefty handles welded across the top openings as well. The filters are built to witstand the day to day use that a commercial waste water treatment facility may see and are built really tough.
We have the ability to build heavy duty stainless steel box filters. The top left filter is 18.5" x 18.5" x 6" deep in 177 micron. The top right filter is a large 33" x 27" x 6" deep in 600 micron. The lower filters are similar as well. We can put handles, hooks, notches, or anything you might need on a box filter and line it with practically any micron rated stainless steel!
This is an all stainless steel box filter. It measures 6" wide x 16" long x 9" tall. It's made with 300 micron stainless steel and has two grab handles at the top.
The stainless steel box filters above were custom built for a seawater diving company
This was a custom filter that was built for an oil fryer. It had to fit the inside dimensions of the fryer perfectly. A section drops down into the lower part of the fryer while filters also sit up above as well.
This was a huge filter! It was made from several sheets of perforated stainless steel all welded together into a large filter that was used to filter air in a large commercial facility. The fine perforated stainless steel was pleated to allow for increased air flow. The filter was used to scrub contaimants from the exhaust air before it left the facility. It's about 40" wide x 30" tall and was a sight to behold when it was complete.
These are custom stainless slide-on filter bags.
Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Methoxide Strainer
This was a special stainless steel methoxide filter we built for a biodiesel plant. It was 48" long x 12" diameter with 100 micron stainless steel mesh. It was built using 1/4" perforated stainless steel with the 100 micron stainless steel inlaid inside. It was built to hold up to 250 lbs of catalyst and was used in a large tank to introduce methoxide to the tank. We've build several smaller versions of this style of filter for dissolving catalyst into methanol with great success. 100 microns seems to be the sweet spot to keep the catalyst from going through the screen but still letting the methoxide liquid flowing through. If you'd like a smaller version of this for your tank, contact us for a quote!
Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Drum Filters
The filters above are examples of our Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Drum Filters. We stock them in a variety of micron sizes and can also custom build them in any depth, diameter, or micron size you might require.
The filters above were built for an herbal extracts suppliments company. They both were 800 micron stainless steel.
Custom Stackable Stainless Steel Drum Filters
These drum filters were a set of stacking filters that needed to sit lower in the drum than our standard ones sit. To accomplish this we installed 3" drop hooks onto the top of the filters. They turned out pretty nice when they were done!
This drum filter is 22" diameter by 5" deep with 177 micron stainless mesh. The customer needed to have handles on the filter to make it easier for the workers that would use it to move it from one drum to another.
This is a solid sided 21" diameter by 4" deep stainless steel filter with a 1/8" perforated stainless steel disc welded to the bottom. It also features two heavy duty grab handles for easy removal from drums. We built it for a fruit processing plant.
The stainless steel full drum filters above were built for a waste vegetable oil recovery company. They used them to filter oil in a 55 gallon drum.
The stainless steel filters above were built for cleaning solvent when cleaning parts in an industrial setting. The full size barrel filter was 100 microns and fit down inside one of their poly drums. The smaller filter was a 74 micron filter that sat right on top of the full size drum filter inside the barrel. We built them as an exact fit so that they could both be placed in a poly drum at the same time and still have room enough to close the barrel lid.
The filter above is a special double-walled filter. It has a 37 micron stainless mesh filter with a 400 micron support mesh. It's similar to the gold particle filter above it, except it's designed to fit a large drum.
This filter is a 10.5" x 3.75" bucket filter made from 1,000 micron stainless steel with a 43 micron stainless steel inlay welded to the inside of it. The 1,000 micron gives the filter the strength it needs while the 43 micron lets it filter liquids down to an extremely fine size.
These stainless steel custom bucket filters were built to stack together. The top stainless filter is 400 micron and features a handle across the top for easy removal. The bottom stainless bucket filter is made with 177 micron stainless steel and is used for final filtering. Like our drum filters, we can build bucket filters in just about any dimesion or micron you might need.
These are kind of interesting. The top ones are built for filtering honey. The bottom ones are made from 1/4" mesh and had lots of tabs to support a large amount of weight when finished.
Above are some great examples of the different bucket filters we've built. Tall, short, course or fine filtration, if you can draw it, we can probably build it. We even stock a nice selection of these bucket filters! Check them out here: Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Bucket Filters.
This filter was unique. It was made from 1/8" Perforated Stainless Steel and had to fit down inside an all stainless steel pail. while leaving room on the sides for the material to filter through. The pail is called a "Jonken Pail" and was sourced separately. We were really impressed with the high quality of the stainless steel pail. It was a great combination for the heavy duty all stainless steel filter we built to fit inside of it.
The requirements for this bucket filter was that it be strong, have eyelets installed, and have a sealable removable cap. Supports were installed down the side of this rather tall bucket filter, heavy duty eyelets were installed near the top, and a removable stainless steel cover was fabricated complete with locking clips.
This filter is a 7" diameter by 8" deep 100 Micron bucket style filter with 2" tabs and a top mounted handle. The 100 micron mesh is really thick which makes this filter an incredibly robust design!
This was a set of custom stainless steel filters that had to fit in a funnel and allow liquid to flow down around them. They're 12" tall, have a 14" opening at the top, a 6" opening at the bottom, have 400 micron stainless steel mesh on them and have four 1/2" angle iron supports down the sides to allow the liquid to flow through.
This funnel filter has a funnel welded on top of a stainless steel filter. The filter on the bottom is 7.25" diameter by 5" tall and is made with 100 micron stainless screen. The funnel itself is 7" tall and has a 12" diameter at the top.
This filter is a 14.5" diameter by 10" deep 74 micron stainless steel filter with a cross brace in the bottom to give it added strength. It's slightly bigger than a standard bucket filter and was built for a custom container.
The filter above was designed for a device that filtered water. The width, length, thickness, curvature and micron rating on the stainless screen were all custom designed.
The filter material above is heavy duty wedgewire. We use it with our dry wash towers and for custom jobs that require an extremely strong filter base.
We've built several custom suction filters for a wide variety of customer requirements. We even stock a few different sizes now on our Suction Filters page. Need a custom one built? Let us know. We'd be happy to quote you.
Above are various custom suctions filters that we've built.
We custom built the filters above to fit perfectly into 2" barrel bungs. The first one we built was primarily for a customer that picked up waste vegetable oil from restaurants that put their oil in 55 gallon drums. From there we had request from people picking up waste motor oil so we created the smaller micron versions. Two of the filters above are unique in that they have a suction tube installed in them. This helps to let the filter pull liquids to within 1" of the bottom of the container.
This was a custom suction strainer that required a 4" NPT Female fitting to fit onto a 4" hose. It's 10" long, has a 600 micron screen, and 4 heavy duty supports on the side and bottom to give it strength.
This was a custom suction filter used on a boat. The customer sent in their original plastic filter (pictured in yellow) and we fabricated some heavy duty perforated suction filters for them to use.
Need a shiny filter? We can electro polish any of our filters to give them an extremely shiny & smooth look & feel. The process removes a microscopic layer from the filter to give it that awesome look! Be sure to ask for it when we do a quote for you!
Check out the different diameters we've built! Everything from a filter to go through a bung to a large 3" diameter filter. We can also go bigger, smaller, taller, shorter and just about everything in between!
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