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Old 11-26-2011, 07:42 AM   #1
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Default What do you use to strain materials to add post-boil?

I brewed a mint chocolate stout recently, which was really just a chocolate stout. I have some mint leaves soaking in vodka and I plan to add it to the keg when fermentation is done. Obviously, I don't want all those leaves in there.

Cheesecloth soaked in starsan seemed like the most obvious choice. But I wanted to explore other ideas and see if there was something I was not thinking of.

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Old 11-26-2011, 02:10 PM   #2
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Use a SS tea ball they work good for hops to and they have a chain on them so you can hook inside the keg.

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+1...I just made this beer and ran the mint/vodka solution through a regular kitchen strainer and it worked perfect.
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The good thing about a metal strainer is that they can be sanitized multiple ways, including dropping in boiling water.

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Go easy on the mint...Otherwise it will taste like dentist tooth cleaner.

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Old 11-27-2011, 01:26 PM   #7
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Strainers FWT, I currently have 3 and am getting on more, make sure it fits your needs, thats all

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