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Old 06-04-2008, 11:25 PM   #11
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Default How to strain wort without syphon?

does anyone know a good way to strain the hops sediment through a funnel into a carboy, i've tried a coffer filter but the wort barely pours through as it continually gets congested, maybe a screen strainer over the kettle? any suggestions? thanks

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Old 06-04-2008, 11:40 PM   #12
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I don't even bother straining, I just let the sludge go into the fermenter if it gets sucked up by the siphon. Now leaf hops, on the other hand... they can be a serious pain in the butt if you don't filter those things if you're using an auto-siphon.

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Old 06-08-2008, 04:26 AM   #13
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Screen strainer gets clogged in a hurry as well. Get an auto-syphon. You won't regret it. It's one of the best $10-15 investments you will make. You can get your wort into your primary in a fraction of the time with no effort. You will have a little wort left in your brew kettle but that can easily be strained with a screen strainer, etc. if you want every last drop.

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Old 06-08-2008, 04:48 AM   #14
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Screen strainer gets clogged in a hurry as well. Get an auto-syphon. You won't regret it. It's one of the best $10-15 investments you will make. You can get your wort into your primary in a fraction of the time with no effort. You will have a little wort left in your brew kettle but that can easily be strained with a screen strainer, etc. if you want every last drop.
Depends on your strainer. For 5 gallon batches, I use this.



$15 at Target. Not only does it strain out the hops, it aerates the wort as well. Works like a champ and is stainless to boot!
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Depends on your strainer. For 5 gallon batches, I use this.



$15 at Target. Not only does it strain out the hops, it aerates the wort as well. Works like a champ and is stainless to boot!
Does it strain out pellet hops, though?
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:51 PM   #16
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Edwort,

that thing is perfect, I am having the same problem as mentioned above though. Trying to filter into a carboy is a pain in the arse. is there another solution for a carboy that is simple and would not involve sanitizing another vessle?

main concern is pellets, not whole hops

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Holy thread ressurection batman!!!

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Old 11-05-2010, 02:45 AM   #18
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that strainer isnt going to strain any pellet hops. I got a funnel at the local brew shop that came with a detachable integrated strainer. Its very fine, made of nylon and looks almost like a thin bedsheet. This type of strainer gets all the hops out. Unfortunately, its an annoying process since it gets clogged up immediately so you have to keep dumping it, increasing the risk of contamination. I would use the vortex method or leave it in wich is what I do. I seperate it when I transfer for bottling. Its only logical that leaving it will probably cause your beer to be slightly hoppier, which I would call a bonus. However, its only logical that it may impart some sort of off flavor depending on your fermentation practice.

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Old 11-05-2010, 03:13 AM   #19
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#52: Great addition to the PACK!

As for the hops, I don't strain before filtering to the primary. The solids will settle to the bottom if you let it be in primary for about 3 weeks.

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Old 11-05-2010, 05:38 PM   #20
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The tea balls work for pellet hops too. When I remember to use mine (read I always forget) you end up with a mass of hop pellet in the tea ball at the end you need to clean out. That being said 18 batches of brew later I haven't seen any ill effects from just leaving the hops in the primary, but I like hoppier brew.

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