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Old 08-23-2012, 01:41 AM   #1
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Default Transfer to primary method

I just got my 4th batch of beer into primary. Even though this is my 4th, I have changed a little of my process each time. It was my second time using a funnel with a strainer in it for transfering from brew pot to primary. First time I had no problems, but this time the screen kept getting clogged with trub(not for sure if its the right term). I had to keep re-rinsing it to keep it flowing.
My question is is there a better way to filter? Or should I siphon?

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Old 08-23-2012, 02:08 AM   #2
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You could use a hop bag to keep some of it out of your beer. I use a a nylon mesh tide laundry bag. It was three bucks and is large enough to hold anything I could ever want to put in the boil. I just clip it to the side of my kettle with a clothes pin.

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Old 08-23-2012, 02:25 AM   #3
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Using a fine mesh bag is a great way of keeping solids out of your wort. I would recommend a bag designed for brewing. As far as racking goes... siphoning is likely superior to pouring through a filter. Best bet is a filter, but its a bit much. I would recommend boiling a fine mesh bag, then clipping it to the side of your fermenter, and siphoning into and through it. It will provide much more surface area than a funnel screen and wont clog. Other methods to combine would be to whirlpool before racking. You could also up your final vol to allow you to leave some wort/trub behind.

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Old 08-23-2012, 03:13 AM   #4
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Don't filter.

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Old 08-23-2012, 04:51 PM   #5
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I use the dip method with a sanitized quart sauce pan to transfer to the bucket, and if fermenting in a carboy, I also use a large funnel. I BIAB and use a hop bag/sock, and I don’t bother filtering.

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Old 08-23-2012, 04:54 PM   #6
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Filter on the end of an auto siphon.

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Old 08-23-2012, 05:40 PM   #7
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looks like I will just place my hops, grain, etc is a bag just to keep them out completely. Sounds the easiest.
Thanks guys!

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Old 08-23-2012, 05:46 PM   #8
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Don't filter.
This. hardly a reason to. Beer will drop out clear with time, cold, and if you want, finings.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:51 PM   #9
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I use paint strainer bags for the hops which keeps a lot of sediment out of the wort.

I also, do not strain when transferring to the fermenter because the strainer gets clogged.

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Old 08-23-2012, 05:59 PM   #10
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I've had the same issue using one of those strainer inserts that you can put in your funnel- the mesh is just too fine and gets clogged with hops. I've stopped using it when pouring my wort into primary. Instead, I just pour it through a wire-wesh kitchen strainer like the one in the attached pic. It catches almost all the hop bits, and those that make it through will just settle out. My strainer will even nest inside my large funnel so I can use them together.

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