Originally Posted by John Long
Hello! I just bottled a nice Pumkpin Ale but was disappointed when I ended with only 40 bottles. I had almost a full 5 inches of trub in my carboy. The 40 bottles add up to only 3.75 gallons of beer from a 5 gallon carboy.
Is there anything I can do to salvage more of my beer?
Thanks for your ideas.
Five inches of trub is a lot. Hmmm, maybe as you transfer from the boil kettle you could watch how much is entering the system. Then, by using a secondary tank your beer will clear a bit.
Of course, you may want to increase your batch size at the beginning to make certain you end up with five gallons at the end. there are probably a number of other factors to consider as well.