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Old 01-29-2007, 10:32 PM   #11
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"Careful" racking? Just get a cap for your racking cane. Between racking from primary to secondary, and from secondary to bottling bucket/keg, you'll end up with almost none of the particulate matter of which you speak in your finished product.

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Old 01-29-2007, 10:41 PM   #12
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Vasie, I have a similar situation with cold break trub in my fermenter.

Not sure how it will work but here's my plan:

I went to Lowes and in the paint department bought a 2-pack of "paint strainer" cloths. (about $3.00) I plan on cutting out about a 5 inch patch and shaping it loosely into a balloon-like ball and securing to the end of my racking tube with a hose clamp and racking to my secondary. (All sanitized of course) This should provide enough surface area to avoid it getting clogged but the strainer material (from what I've heard on this forum) should be fine enought to catch most everything you don't want. I'm trying to trap trub, but I'd bet it would certainly catch any particulate like you're describing.

Anyone have any opinions on this idea?
Yeah: it's alot of trouble for, IMHO, nothing.
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:16 PM   #13
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Yeah: it's alot of trouble for, IMHO, nothing.
Understood. Of course brewing your own beer is a lot of trouble...
It all depends on whether you brew for convenience or the quest for something great.

For my money, the 5 minutes to strap a filter on my racking tube will make me feel like I tried anyway.

But like you said, it could be a lot of trouble for nothing.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:36 PM   #14
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If you've brewed extract with grain before some of the grain bits and dust have ended up in the boil it'll be the samething.

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I figure that my vorlauf mistake probably permitted a good gallon of gritty wort into the brew pot. I am not talking about just "floaties;" After topping off the primary and aerating the wort, I used my (clean) hand to scoop some of the foam away to check the the wort volume level and my hand was covered with fine grain material. So this isn't just a little slip.

In any case, I am not going to worry about this. I am going to try to filter the beer because it would just put my mind at ease. Moreso, I would like to see if such filtering techniques are worth it anyway. This is a learning process and I am willing to put 5-10 minutes to give it a try.

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[Off topic] KalvinEddie, your slideshow link doesn't appear to work. I just an "internal error" message from Google.

Edit: Hmm.. never mind. I guess the server was just busy.

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