Whats going on Brew Heads?
This is my first post, although I've been referring to this site for any question I've have had when it comes to brewing for years, so take it easy on me folks! Anyway, I was wondering I anyone sees or can think of any potential problems I will incur, besides decreased flow rate, if I sanitize a rubber band, a gauze pad, and my siphon, rubber band the gauze pad around the bottom of my siphon and use that to rack into secondary, or rack it anywhere for that matter. I've heard mesh type materials are hard to sanitize but considering its a sterile pad that is then being soaked in starsan for a few minutes I would imagine the beer would still be infection free after its use. Only potential problem I can think of is getting cotton fibers in my beer that come loose from the pad itself, but maybe I'm missing something since I can't find anything on the internet about anyone doing this before. From what I can tell from the label the gauze pad is free of any medicated ointments or creams. I know people use paint staining bags but I'm looking for a little more filtering effect since I really want this beer to shine crystal clear. I plan on finning with gelatin before kegging but I'm a little over obsessive, as a lot of us brewers are, and I want to keep as much as I can out of the beer after primary. Let me know any potential problems you guys can think of or if anyone has had success doing this.