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Old 06-29-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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I am going to do a secondary fermentation and have a question. In order to transfer the beer to the carboy from the fermentation bucket, should I siphon the beer to the carboy or should I pour it into the carboy using a funnel?

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Old 06-29-2012, 12:46 PM   #2
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Syphon! You want to minimize exposing your beer to oxygen, a smooth syphon (no splashing) is the best way to do that

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Old 06-29-2012, 12:47 PM   #3
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You'll want to siphon it to the carboy. Pouring it through a funnel will introduce oxygen and the only time you want to do that is prior to pitching your yeast. After that point it will only have negative effects on your brew. Happy brewing!

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Always siphon after fermentation gas started. Your going to cause oxidation if you just pour. You want to oxygenate for yeast health when you add the yeast, but after fermentation has started oxygen is not your friend and can cause off flavors.

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Pour it. Make sure to slosh it around a lot too to get more oxygen into it to get the secondary fermentation going again.


Actually, Don't do that.... Siphon.

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Pour it. Make sure to slosh it around a lot too to get more oxygen into it to get the secondary fermentation going again.


Actually, Don't do that.... Siphon.
please tell me you are just kidding.
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Pour it. Make sure to slosh it around a lot too to get more oxygen into it to get the secondary fermentation going again.


Actually, Don't do that.... Siphon.
Dude, that's not cool. Nobody can read your white text unless they highlight it.

OP, the only time your pour beer is prior to pitching yeast. Yeast need ogygen in the reproductive phase; after that, they do not... you'll get staling of your beer.
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Pour it. Make sure to slosh it around a lot too to get more oxygen into it to get the secondary fermentation going again.


Actually, Don't do that.... Siphon.
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Dude, that's not cool. Nobody can read your white text unless they highlight it.

OP, the only time your pour beer is prior to pitching yeast. Yeast need ogygen in the reproductive phase; after that, they do not... you'll get staling of your beer.
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