I'm not worried about it hurting the beer and he mentions that it's more or less only to remove fusel oils which are responsible for beer headaches and some of the bitter "bite." He gets into it in "The New Complete Joy Of Home Brewing
" beginning on the last paragraph on page 135 and continuing on page 136.
I'm not concerned about problems arising from not removing it, just always looking for tips on making my brews better
. Every little bit helps.
I've only done two brews and they came out fine. But I never knew about separating the wort from the remnants of the hot and cold break before pouring into the fermenter. Now it seems the more I read peoples descriptions here about their process, people are
Every little bit helps