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jsloan 06-17-2008 08:08 PM

strainer into secondary?
Does anyone rack to secondary using a funnel with a fine strainer?

ShortSnoutBrewing 06-17-2008 08:10 PM

Probably not a good idea. At this point in the game you want to expose your beer to as little oxygen as possible. Syphoning to allow a gentle flow into the secondary vessel is what you'll need.

Revvy 06-17-2008 08:11 PM

No....hopefully you aren't pouring you beer into the secondary, but are racking with a siphon or autosiphon instead.

Using a strainer will introduce un-needed oxygen into the beer, and will result in a cardboard taste.

Besides by carefully racking you leave all the gunk at the bottom of your fermenter behind.

TheJadedDog 06-17-2008 08:30 PM

Siphon into your secondary to avoid oxidation. Don't worry about the hops still floating around in your beer, they will settle out over time.

jsloan 06-17-2008 08:48 PM

Thanks for the help.

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