Originally Posted by HurricaneR
Problem I am anticipating is my neighbor suggested I use the carboy for the primary fermenter. I have another carboy to transfer it into for the secondary fermenter, but am not sure how to keep the beer on top separate from the yeast on the bottom when I pour it out.
Oh no no no. You dont 'pour it out' ! You need to siphon it gently without splashing into the other carboy. If you splash the beer too much while you transfer, you oxygenate it and that may produce some off flavors. Do you have a siphon? The auto siphon is easy to use and only about $12 at the homebrew shop. You start the siphon around the middle or the top of the beer and do it gently so as not to disturb the yeast at the bottom. Easy. Good luck!
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