Originally Posted by crbrown25
Somebody please correct me if i'm wrong, but i seem to remember reading that using something to strain the beer at that point in the process could possibly lead to oxidation. Something to consider.
The key to avoid this, and i found out the hard way, is to have the minimal height difference that will allow the syphon to run. If you run a slow and weak syphon you wont pull any air through the beer while being able to filter most junk. If the fermenter is too high compared to the collection vessel you will pull air through. I ruined an IPA becuase I had the secondary about twice the height i normaly syphone from and sure enough i had a problem with pulling air through.