Brewing Filters – Plain or Dutch Weave & Multi Types

May 18, 2023

Brewing filter, also called brewing filter basket or brewing wire mesh filter, is an important component in brewing beers, wines and other juicy beverages. It is made of all stainless steel materials including woven wire mesh and other required accessories. This can ensure the strong and durable structure. In addition, the brewing filter can be made into different shapes, diameters, height and styles to fit more applications and brewing kettles.

6 types of brewing filters on the white background

Brewing filters types

  • All stainless steel material. Corrosion, rust, chemical, temperature resistance performance for a long service life.
  • Handles design. Handles design for easy lifting and laying down the brewing filter out and into the brewing kettle.
  • Fine openings. Plain weave or dutch weave stainless steel woven wire mesh supplies precious and efficient filtering accuracy.
  • Reinforced bars. Reinforced bars, gratings and wire meshes can be customized to improve the strength and solid structure of brewing filter.

Here are several main styles of brewing filter, just refer to them and choose the best one. If you need other customized types, just contact our sales representatives, they will give you professional advice.

  • Bazooka screen
  • Hop spider
  • Kettle brewing filter
  • Mesh strainer
  • Brewing filter basket
  • Dry hoppers
Bazooka screen

Bazooka screen, made of heavy duty 800 micron 304 stainless steel, makes an ideal hop strainer in your boil kettle. It can separate your wort from your grain during lautering and sparging. Kettle brewing screen features welded 1/2" NPT fitting at the top and a welded bottom. Brewing filter is widely used for straining hops in a boil or for use in mash tun instead of using a false bottom.

  • 6"/12" length, 1" diameter
  • All fittings are stainless steel
  • 1/2" NPT/BSP thread
  • 6"/12" length, 1" diameter
  • Fine meshes to filter wort for a plate chiller or counter-flow-chiller, but not too fine to clog up with pallet hops
6 inch & 12 inch stainless steel bazooka screens

Bazooka screens

12 inch bazooka screen is mounted at the bottom of the brewing tun

Bazooka screen in brewing tun

A piece of bazooka screen and details of fitting, bottom and wire mesh

Bazooka screen detail

Hop spider

Hop spider, also called hop filter, beer wort cup, wort scoop cup and hop basket. It is made of 100% 304 stainless steel available in 300 or 400 micron. It is a device sitting in the brewing kettle and brewing tun to keep the hops contained during the brewing process. The hop spider is also customized for coffee and tea. Hop spider has two hangers on the side. And one of the hangers spans all diameters of the filter for easy removing the filter from the brewing kettle.

  • 4" × 10" suitable for most brewing kettle
  • 4" diameter can utilize up to 4 oz. of hops effectively
  • 300 micron hop filter best for pallet hops
  • 400 micron hop filter best for whole leaf hops
  • Two hangers on the side for easy attaching onto brewing kettle
  • Spot welded on the body for solid and durable structure
  • Stainless steel material for corrosion and rust resistance

Available sizes

  • 4" × 10"
  • 6" × 10"
  • 6" × 11"
  • 6" × 12"
  • 6" × 14"
  • 6" × 16"
  • 6" × 19"
  • 8" × 14"
  • 8" × 14"
  • 105" × 14"
  • 105" × 16"
Stainless steel hop spider with two hangers on the side

Hop spider with two hangers on the side

A stainless steel hop spider is hanged on the brewing kettle.

Hop spider attached onto brewing kettle by hangers

Hop spider lying on the ground with details of bottom, hangers and spot welding

Hop spider detail

Kettle brewing filter

Kettle brewing filter is also made of 100% 304 stainless steel. It is made into circular table shape. It features heavy duty 300 micron stainless steel woven wire mesh screen on the side and bottom. Besides, there is an outside hook on the side of the kettle brewing filter. It is also built to fit inside a beer keg and to contain hops during brewing process.


  • 100% stainless steel 304 material
  • Large flow rate per unit areas
  • Even opening sizes and precise filtration accuracy
  • Corrosion, wear, chemical and temperature resistance
  • Hooks for easy attachment onto brewing kettle or kettle

Available sizes

  • Top diameter: 5.3" (1350 mm)
  • Bottom diameter: 3.7" (950 mm)
  • Height: 12.5" (3175 mm)
  • Handle height: 3.6" (920 mm)
  • Handle length: 3.5" (900 mm)
  • Other customized specifications
A stainless steel kettle brewing filter with an outside hook on the side

Kettle brewing filter

A hand is pouring hops into brewing filter on the kettle

Kettle brewing filter for containing hops

A piece of stainless steel kettle brewing filter with a hook and bottom

Kettle brewing filter details

Mesh strainer

Mesh strainer is a cylindrical shape filter element for the brewing process. It has large containing capacity for grains, hops and other materials. It has four hooks outside the four edges of the mesh strainer for keeping mesh strainer in the center of a brewing kettle. A handle is attached to the mesh strainer through drill holes at the edge of the strainer. This design makes it easy to remove the mesh strainer from the brewing kettle.


  • 9-3/4" × 8" sizes and other customized sizes
  • Four hooks for easy mounting on brewing kettle
  • Handles for easy removal of mesh strainer from kettle
  • All stainless steel for corrosion, chemical, rust and age resistance
  • Spot welding technology ensures a strong and durable structure
A stainless steel mesh strainer with four hooks and a handle

Standard mesh strainer

A stainless steel mesh strainer with reinforced bars and hooks and a handle.

Reinforced bar mesh strainer

Brewing filter basket

Unlike the above types of brewing filters, which are suspended on the brewing kettle, the brewing filter basket is set in the brewing kettle. Additional, it has a large capacity for hops and other materials. Brewing filter basket has an equal or slightly higher height than the brewing kettle. The brewing filter basket is also made of stainless steel, which ensures excellent corrosion, chemical and rust resistance performance. Reinforced side bars and rubber feet can be customized to meet clients' requirements.


  • All stainless steel is corrosion resistant and rust resistant
  • Handles for easy removal from brewing kettle
  • Large diameter for high capacity
  • Reinforced side and bottom bars for strong structure and high strength
  • Fine opening sizes for excellent filtration performance

Available sizes

  • 14" diameter × 12-1/2" height
  • 14" diameter × 18" height
  • 15-5/8" diameter × 13-3/4" height
  • 15-5/8" diameter × 19-1/2" height
  • 18.5" diameter × 14" height
  • 21" diameter × 16" height
  • Other customized specifications
A stainless steel brewing filter basket with handle

Brewing filter basket with reinforced side bar and handle

A brewing filter basket in brewing kettle for containing hops

Brewing filter basket in brewing kettle

Woven wire mesh, handle and basket bottom of stainless steel brewing filter basket

Brewing filter basket detail

Dry hopper

Like other brewing filters, dry hopper is made of all stainless steel materials. It has two main parts: a woven wire mesh body and a perforated metal top. The 2" high perforated metal top is threaded into the woven wire mesh and allows you to add dry hops and any other ingredients to your corny kettle. The hooks on the perforated top make it easy to lift and lay down the dry hopper into the kettle.


  • All stainless steel materials for corrosion, heat, pressure, wear and chemical resistance
  • Screwed perforated top makes it easy to add any ingredient into your kettle
  • Hooks on top for easy lifting and laying down in the kettle
  • Fine openings supplies excellent and precise filtration accuracy

Available sizes

  • 2-5/8" diameter × 7" height
  • 2-5/8" diameter × 11.5" height
  • 2-5/8" diameter × 15" height
  • 2-5/8" diameter × 18" height
  • 2-5/8" diameter × 21" height
  • 2-5/8" diameter × 30" height
  • 2-5/8" diameter × 36" height
  • Other customized specifications
A perforated top is leaning against the dry hopper.

Dry hopper

A hand is laying down the dry hopper into the kettle.

Dry hopper in kettle

Details of threaded top, stainless steel plate bottom, woven wire mesh & perforated cover

Dry hopper details

Customized types

We can customized various other types of brewing filter elements according to clients' requirements.

An ultra large diameter brewing filter element with reinforced side & bottom bars

Ultra large diameter brewing filter

A square shape brewing filter with hangers on the top on the ground

Square brewing filter box

A hand is holding a brewing filter with dutch weave woven wire mesh.

Dutch weave woven wire mesh brewing filter

2 hop spiders are added handles on the side on the ground.

Hop spider with handles

A brewing filter with reinforced grates on the ground

Brewing filter with reinforced grates

A brewing filter with reinforced perforated metal outside

Brewing filter with reinforced perforated metal