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Old 08-01-2007, 02:21 AM   #1
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Default Trub in secondary

I racked to secondary after 8 days and dry hopped with 1/2 oz. tettnanger.
Now after a couple of days, I notice a lot of trub in the carboy.
I still have about 18 days to go. Should I rack to a 3rd. so that I can get rid of the trub?

I could transfer it to a bucket, clean the carboy and then back to the carboy.
This is my first lager, is it normal to get a lot of settling (trub) after the first week or was it the dry hopping?



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Old 08-01-2007, 02:23 AM   #2
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It's not trub, it is your hops that settled. Leave it till you are ready to bottle or keg and then just rack off it again.



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Old 08-07-2007, 02:44 AM   #3
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Hard to believe 1/2 oz of dry hopping would cause this much junk in the bottom.
It's been in the secondary since 7/28. Does this look normal?


Just want to make sure it's not yeast that will end up leaving a foul taste in the beer being in there for 3 weeks.

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Old 08-07-2007, 02:45 AM   #4
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Can't seem to get the pic to display, but you can manually go to

www.coslow.us/brew.JPG

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Old 08-07-2007, 02:59 AM   #5
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The pic link is bad however it is normal for a secondary to have 1/4" to 2" of trub/yeast slurry. You should be fine.

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Old 08-07-2007, 04:03 AM   #6
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http://www.coslow.us/brew.JPG

Try that link, it's using the "insert link" option on this forum. If that doesn't work try opening a separate session of internet explorer and typing it in.

The link works fine for me, but I can't get the image to display in a forum message.
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Quote:
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http://www.coslow.us/brew.JPG

Try that link, it's using the "insert link" option on this forum. If that doesn't work try opening a separate session of internet explorer and typing it in.

The link works fine for me, but I can't get the image to display in a forum message.
the link just shows the url http://www.coslow.us/brew.JPG...I just pasted it in the explorer window
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Looks like yeast to me. Also looks like you might have racked it to secondary too early because that's a lot of settle out.

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Old 08-07-2007, 03:06 PM   #9
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Finally figured out how to get the pic to work.

I racked it to secondary on the 7th. day. That was 7 days at 55 deg.

If that's yeast, won't it start to consume itself and leave a bad taste in the beer? Can't remember what my book called that.

keep in mind that I added 1/2 oz tettnanger when I put it in the secondary.

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Old 08-07-2007, 04:28 PM   #10
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That is all perfectly normal. That yeast is the whole reason you moved to secondary. You could let it sit there for 3 months and it wouldn't affect the flavor of the beer.

Relax and have a homebrew.

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