Originally Posted by sub1427
When I transfer from primary to my carboy how much sediment should I expect to be on the bottom of the primary? Should I just transfer it all or leave the seidment and crud behind? I mean once its in the carboy ill be able to judge when i sipon for bottling. I figure there is delicous beer in that crud so I might as well transfer it to the carboy. Let me know. Cheers.
There will be a semi-solid layer of yeast cake on the bottom--you definitely want to leave that behind.
Other than that, how greedy you are is kindof a matter of personal preference. The more trub you leave nehind now (and when you bottle), the clearer your beer will be.
If you have an autosiphon, the little cap gizmo that goes on the bottom holds it just about the right height off the bottom of the bucket.