The 304 stainless 80 mesh is fine enough to filter out hops and many other solids but not so fine that it gets blocked up easily. This product can be boiled or sanitized in the full range of cleaners available to homebrewers. The plastic HDPE is over-molded onto the stainless mesh to make a seamless finish. The end cap can easily pop off for cleaning.
To adjust the inlet height, remove the metal tube from the ball float, slip the silicone tubing over the barb, then reattach the ball float to one of three clip locations.