The hop spider is constructed from high-quality 304 stainless steel utiliziing a dense 200 micron (0.2 mm) mesh that captures 99% of hop material. During operation, the hop spider rests on the edge of the brew kettle, and during the boil, you pour hops directly into the open top. The hop spider has a maximum capacity of 10 oz hop pellets. The 13.75 in. (35 cm) tall basket has a tapered shape with a top diameter of 5.9 in. (15cm) and a bottom diameter of 5.9 in. (15cm).