1 - Irish moss should coagulate with proteins in the pot and help form the break, which you can strain out
2 - I would strain it, but some people leave it all in. It will probably help you with #3 to strain it out.
3 - Move your carboy to where you will rack into the bucket a day ahead of time and let it sit until bottling.
Allow as much sediment to settle as possible. Rack carefully. Leaving beer in primary for 3 weeks helped me
get a very clear beer into my bottling bucket
You can always just swirl the wort around in the brewpot until it whirlpools and let
the sediment collect in a little mountain, then siphon the wort out from the edge
into your fermenter getting less gunk. I had the same funnel problem. You can use
a strainer with smaller holes, and a little patience to catch more gunk.
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Last edited by 0202; 02-11-2009 at 12:15 PM.