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Old 04-07-2011, 03:50 AM   #1
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Hey just realized I dumped my entire wort into my fermenter then added the remaining water to make it 5 gallons.
This was an extract recipe.
...Should I rerack it after it has settled or just leave it?
...this is not going to ruin my batch is it?
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:54 AM   #2
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Hey just realized I dumped my entire wort into my fermenter then added the remaining water to make it 5 gallons.
This was an extract recipe.
...Should I rerack it after it has settled or just leave it?
...this is not going to ruin my batch is it?
Thanks!!
Leave it, everything will settle out with time
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:57 AM   #3
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ya i figured but am just sitting back after brewing and beginning to go over potential mess ups! haha thanks for the reassurance srt!
...please anyone else feel free to chime in as well though!

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Old 04-08-2011, 12:43 PM   #4
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Let it ferment out for 5-7 days then rack to a second bucket after fermentation ends to clear up for 7-14 days. U'll be good :-)

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Old 04-08-2011, 12:52 PM   #5
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I always do that. Dump in the break material, boiled hops, I "try" to decant off the trub a little bit, but im sure most of it gets in there. Ferment primary for 1 month, straight to bottles from primary, crystal clear beer in 3 weeks time.

Note though, I siphon it "very" carfully and I dont move the fermenter for the entire duration.

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Initially I pour my wort into the buckets and top off with near frozen bottled water. This helps aerate it which is good for the yeasties. However, I put a filter in my primary to catch all the sediment from the boiled hops, irish moss etc.

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I always do that. Dump in the break material, boiled hops.
That's what I do. Pour the wort into the bucket, let it ferment a couple of weeks then rack to either a keg or a bottling bucket. I don't strain, re-rack, etc.

My beer is good. My beer is super clear (I don't like cloudy beer) and without any off-flavors.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:23 PM   #8
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You can also cold crash the beer after it is done fermenting. That will help clear it up prior to whatever transfer you are going to do.

Allowing the beer to sit on the yeast cake for a cuople of weeks will let the yeasties do their job and finish cleaning up

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Old 04-08-2011, 05:24 PM   #9
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I will be the one to disagree lol...I recently changed to dumping the entire contents of my boil kettle into the fermenter after 1.5 years of filtering it out. None of the batches I did this with compared to my previous ones. So I switched back to filtering it out and my beer tastes top notch again.

I have nothing to back this up scientifically, but from my personal experience I will keep all that out of my beer from now on. Others state there is no harm in it, but in my taste buds there was.

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Old 04-08-2011, 05:31 PM   #10
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I wouldn't split hairs I figure what ever gets in there isn't going to ruin it at all, wait till you decide to make a pumpkin beer.

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