Looking for a quality julep strainer...
Heavy-gauge, preferably a single piece of steel rather than two welded together... Any suggestions? The ones I've acquired to date have been pretty rough, to say the least. Given that the average strainer costs $3-5 I can throw them out and get a new one after a while, but I would rather spend an extra few dollars and get something that will last, if such a thing is available.
I think this is the Holy Grail (or one of them) as far as bar- gear goes. Even Robert Hess and Jaimie Boudreau - both of whom known for having ventured into buying expensive gear from companies in Germany who don't export their full lines have bemoaned the lack of decent Julep strainers out there. For such a simple item, I'm really surprised that someone hasn't contacted a metalworker about turning out something -ANYTHING!- better than the cheapies that seem to be ubiquitous both here and abroad.
If you DO find something- let us know!