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Old 10-04-2009, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default Oops I forgot the vorlauf on my 1st AG

Apparantly a little too ready to get my boil on. The mash seemed to come out fairly clear. Is not recirculating going to cause me a problem?
I did use whirlflock in my boil, and it's a brown ale, so being crystal clear isn't a huge priority on this one.
Mainly worried about any other problems due to the missing step.

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Old 10-04-2009, 11:07 PM   #2
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i forgot on my first all grain too, my beer came out fine. just when you pour your finished beer i would recomend pouring all of it in one go so you dont slush the sediment if their is any. if your using a carboy it should all settle out anyways i would think

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Old 10-04-2009, 11:23 PM   #3
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I have forgotten this step plenty of times. It will settle in your bucket/carboy and your beer will taste just fine.

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Old 10-04-2009, 11:40 PM   #4
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The point of Vorlauf is to clarify beer. If you're not worried about that, you're good. I vorlauf with 1 gal. My LHBS guy says he recirculates his until it is crystal clear... oh well.

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Old 10-05-2009, 01:15 AM   #5
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I never Vorlauf, use about 1/4 tsp of Supermoss in the last 10 minutes of the boil and I get some exceptionally clear beers.

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Old 10-05-2009, 01:32 AM   #6
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I don't worry about the vorlauf step at all. I collect my wort in buckets. I pour them slowly into my boil kettle and when I get to the bottom where the grain fines are, I stop and dump those out on the garden. It's like most other things in brewing, don't worry about it, it's not worth it. My beers come out so clear you can read through them.

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Old 10-05-2009, 03:37 AM   #7
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hehe... it'll be fine, Aussies do BIAB which you can't vorlauf since there is no sparge, I have done this method and the beer is still crystal clear esp. if you use Irish Moss or Whirlfloc.

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Old 10-05-2009, 04:54 AM   #8
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Here's my opinion since nobody asked and I've been drinking...

Vourlof (or however you spell it) is an uneccesary step. After wasting some time making sure 50 particles of grain don't get into your kettle, you dump a million particles of hops in there. It all filters out in the end.

Brew and don't worry. It will be good...

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I think you'll be ok.

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Old 10-05-2009, 01:12 PM   #10
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Default Thanks for all the comments!



Not worried about it now, and I may or may not do it on the next batch as well.
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