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Old 05-24-2008, 02:28 AM   #1
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So, I just got done with my brewday and I thought to myself at the end...EVERYTHING WENT RIGHT THIS TIME!!! But, then unfortunately I realized that most all of the break material went into the fermentor.

Does this make my beer ruined? Is it gonna taste bad? Is there anything I can do to help it? secondary?

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Old 05-24-2008, 02:32 AM   #2
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They say beer comes out better if you leave most of the trub out but I always seem to end up with most of the trub IN the fermenter. I think I make some decent beer so I for one don't worry about it.
Your beer will not be ruined at all.

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Old 05-24-2008, 02:40 AM   #3
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They say beer comes out better if you leave most of the trub out but I always seem to end up with most of the trub IN the fermenter. I think I make some decent beer so I for one don't worry about it.
Your beer will not be ruined at all.

I sure hope so.. It is just such a bummer in the back of my mind. I hit all my numbers perfect, I did palmers oak butt brown, I only dropped 2 degrees in an hour, I used my brand new wort chiller, turkey fryer, keggle, and son of fermentation chiller, and I just got a fridge and spent alot on keg equipment, plus I even made a yeast starter for the first time ever. Everything is just so perfect except for that, DANG IT!! owell, I will definitley get a scrubby for my dip tube next time, I mean I had good break, i just got to anxious and didnt wait long enough after i whirlpooled
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I sure hope so.. It is just such a bummer in the back of my mind. I hit all my numbers perfect, I did palmers oak butt brown, I only dropped 2 degrees in an hour, I used my brand new wort chiller, turkey fryer, keggle, and son of fermentation chiller, and I just got a fridge and spent alot on keg equipment, plus I even made a yeast starter for the first time ever. Everything is just so perfect except for that, DANG IT!! owell, I will definitley get a scrubby for my dip tube next time, I mean I had good break, i just got to anxious and didnt wait long enough after i whirlpooled
Trust me on this one. RDWHAHB! Your beer will be fine.
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:00 AM   #5
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No worries!

I've been just dumping everything into the fermenter for 13 years and never had an issue with it. It'll all settle out.

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Old 05-24-2008, 01:19 PM   #6
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I've always dumped everything into the fermenter and the trub has never ruined a batch.

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Old 05-24-2008, 07:01 PM   #7
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Hey thanks alot for the replys, it definitely makes me feel better!!

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I use my paint-strainer rig for my hops, but I can't seem to come up with a way to keep the cold break out of the fermenter without sacrificing 2/3 gallons of wort. I've tried whirlpooling fast, whirlpooling slow, stainless scrubbies, a funnel filter, etc...nothing works for me. So into the fermenter it goes, and I end up with four inches of fluffy cold break at the bottom! No matter, within a few days it's settled down a lot and by the time the beer is ready to rack there is just a 1/2" or so of tightly packed trub. I just carefully rack above this layer, and usually sacrifice about a pint.

Needless to say, my beer turns out great. So don't sweat the cold break!

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Usually alot of that crap gets in mine as well. I still get drunk when its all said and done so im good.

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On several batches I made, I've had loads of cold break end up in the fermenter, and the beer has turned out damn good. RDWHAHB!

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