Originally Posted by rflem550
hmm.....shoulda crushed them. didn't think about that. thanks.
since they are on top and the trub is on the bottom, i'll just have to rack the best i can with a bag over the cane. my only other carboy is tied up right now with german apple wine.
i guess i could rack to bottling bucket, clean out my secondary and then transfer back to the carboy. or just leave it in the bottling bucket.
Rack and avoid your bottom trub and hop matter...screen the output of the racking cane or screen your spigot on your bottling bucket if you pickup any debris.
What do you need to rack to another carboy for? If it is a question of needing more secondary time, I typically start my dry hop so that it concludes when I have scheduled bottling.