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Old 07-03-2008, 10:32 PM   #11
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Used pellets in the primary won't 'hurt your precious brew'.

I avoid pouring the hop trub into primary, but I focus more on getting as much liquid out of the kettle more than I do 'filtering' stuff out.

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Old 07-04-2008, 02:32 AM   #12
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It settles out - it doesn't hurt your beer while in the fermenter. Don't sweat it.

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Old 07-04-2008, 04:40 AM   #13
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I have no problem with cheesecloth and a strainer. Once the hops creates that initial layer in the strainer, it's perfectly pure.

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Old 07-04-2008, 04:51 AM   #14
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what do you do to make sure the cheesecloth is sanitized?

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Old 07-04-2008, 05:41 AM   #15
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Just make sure it is clean. Remember that you are boiling for an hour which would kill anything anyway. It's important to wash and sanitize (starsan)anything that touches the beer after boiling as this is the time most beer can become infected. Wash your hands when in doubt and sanitize them too.

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Old 07-04-2008, 08:10 AM   #16
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Use whole hops instead.

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Old 07-04-2008, 01:13 PM   #17
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If I remember my chem classes and what I have read around here- Hop particles are in suspension, not solution, and will not affect your reading.
Thanks! I didn't know that or, if I did, I forgot. Chemistry class was 35 years ago!
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what do you do to make sure the cheesecloth is sanitized?
Soak it in starsan for 30 seconds. Seems straightforward enough. Everything sits in the huge tupperware bucket o' starsan before I use it. It cleans up my immersion chiller, it sanitizes, it's awesomeness!
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Old 07-05-2008, 07:06 PM   #19
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Use whole hops instead.
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Yes, I'll make sure I pick between one of the 3 available whole hops the next time I order.

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