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Old 11-26-2011, 01:53 AM   #1
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How do you guys prefer to transfer your wort into the carboy for fermentation? Pour with funnel or siphon?
Are you pitching the yeast bore the transfer or after its in the carboy?
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:00 AM   #2
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I usually siphon it then pitch the yeast. That being said, I'm not sure it matters too much!



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Old 11-26-2011, 02:01 AM   #3
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How do you guys prefer to transfer your wort into the carboy for fermentation? Pour with funnel or siphon?
Are you pitching the yeast bore the transfer or after its in the carboy?
Thanks for the feedback.

I have a Blichmann kettle with a ball valve, but lately ive been using my auto siphon instead. Pitch after (in carboy) cause ya wanna aerate the wort before pitching yeast, Make sure its cooler than what your fermentation temps will be at.
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:02 AM   #4
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You pitch yeast after it is in the fermenter. Now how you choose to transfer it is purely up to you. Siphon, dump, filter, don't filter, it really doesn't matter, no one way is better than the other, it's all about what works best for you....

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Old 11-26-2011, 02:03 AM   #5
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Depends on your method.

If you are doing a stove-top extract batch then it'll probably be easiest to just pour it into a funnel.

Can't comment on the siphoning technique as I've never used it, seems like the most inefficient method to me.

One of the first brew upgrades I made was a nice big brewpot with a valve at the bottom of it. It's quite convenient and I would highly recommend it.

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Old 11-26-2011, 02:04 AM   #6
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Pour in to a funnel with screen if you have one, no screen, no problem. You want to agitate the wort as much as possible to begin the sugar making. I pitch the yeast after filling the carboy.

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Old 11-26-2011, 02:41 AM   #7
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i UNFORTUNATELY DO NOT HAVE A BREW KETTLE WITH A VALVE ON IT. That being said, I'm a siphoning fool, Because I am NOT Mr. Pour, even with a funnel LOL

Oh yea, 1 important fact that the others left out about siphoning , you always have to manage to let the hose SLIP outa the carboy and let it spill over the floor !!!!

Oh Yea, Then pitch your yeast.

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Old 11-26-2011, 03:23 AM   #8
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If I use a funnel to pour it in then pitch the yeast I guess it is still good practice to give the carboy a little shaking to get the yeast mixed in and a little more air in the wort?

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Old 11-26-2011, 10:27 AM   #9
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Perhaps you asked the wrong question? Maybe you should have asked if it was easier to get the wort into the carboy through that skinny neck or to just pour it into the wide mouth of a plastic fermenting bucket. No matter how I would transfer the wort to a carboy, I always got a mess on the floor. Sometimes I might lose a significant amount of wort due to spillage.

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Old 11-26-2011, 02:46 PM   #10
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If you are transferring to from your kettle to a better bottle or carboy and you don't have a valve on your kettle, then I would advise that you use a funnel similar to this. I would advise against getting one with a strainer as I find that they clog up too fast. After the wort has been transferred to the carboy, aerate for a couple of minutes then pitch the yeast.



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