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Old 07-11-2012, 06:25 AM   #21
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i put a 400 on the bucket first then i put the 600 on top of that, 600 filters bigger stuff and the 400 filters the rest
I do the same -- it's only an extra $4 to get a second strainer if you're buying one anyway and you'll have to pay the shipping regardless, so why not? This method speeds up the straining and minimizes need to empty strainers while you're straining.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:15 PM   #22
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Having used the EZ Strainers a few more times now with some hoppier beers, I find that I generally have to stop pouring and clean out the strainers at least once or twice, so it is not entirely painless (and I'm still trying to master doing the necessary slow pour from my 10 gallon brew pot, with intermediate stops to clean the filters, without dripping and spilling a beer worth of wort). But on the positive side very little trub makes its way into the fermenter, and my beers have been much clearer since I started filtering this way.

The last few brew days I've used just the 600 micron, without nesting the 400 underneath it, and I'll probably stick with that as a reasonable compromise between extracting sediment and the hassle of stopping to clean out the strainers.

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Old 01-25-2013, 04:52 PM   #23
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After reading "Brewing Great Beers," I have come to the realization that my hop utilization has not been that great. So I planned to stop using hop bags but worried about the excess trub and resulting loss of beer. This sounds like a way to have my hops and drink them too! I'll give them a try.

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