I cooked a batch of pale ale about 2 weeks ago and will be doing it again soon. But I have a question before I repeat:
Last batch had all sorts of "heavy" stuff at the bottom of the brew kettle when I poured it into the carboy--looked almost like tapioca balls. I think this comes from the hot break(?). I just poured it in, thinking it would just settle out into the trub anyway. Should I have tried to leave it in the pot? Or perhaps strained it out? What was it? Can somebody drop some wisdom on me?