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Old 08-23-2014, 04:20 PM   #1
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Default Question about straining boiled wort into primary fermenter

Boiled only my second batch as a recent convert to homebrewing and in the process of transferring my boiled wort into the primary fermenter I decided to place a strainer over my 9" funnel. I found that the strainer mesh was so fine that I had to stop about three times and clean it before I could resume transferring the wort into the carboy.

Was this wrong to use a strainer before primary fermentation?

The strainer obviously did it's job and removed the vast majority of the hops and other leftover products (trub?) from the wort.

Being still so new to this I'm worried that I might have removed something vital to the yeast/primary fermentation process.

So far the fermentation has been running for about 4.5 days and was pretty darn active over the first three days. It has tapered down quite a bit and I expect I'll transfer to the secondary before a week is up.

P.S. Using a Brewer's Best Belgian IPA Extract kit

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Old 08-23-2014, 04:25 PM   #2
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You have nothing to worry about. Everything the yeast care about is molecular in size, your kitchen strainer isn't going to keep that out. The strainer actually probably helped in aerating your wort during the transfer. Lots of people strain, but you can also just dump it all in and forget about it, everything will settle out after fermentation.

I'd also say just leave it in the primary for two weeks before you bottle. But I don't want to open up the primary vs. secondary argument again - there are plenty of threads on the topic already.

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Old 08-23-2014, 04:25 PM   #3
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That is fine. Many people do things like that. It was chilled to pitching tempt first though, right?

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Yeah, I hope your strained wort was cooled to pitching temp (around 70 degrees) BEFORE you put it through the strainer. I strain also and find it as another way to help aerate the wort prior to pitching. I do that and a diffusion stone, so I am sure to get plenty of oxygen to my yeast. If you saw active fermentation, you made your yeast happy and most brews will stop bubbling in the airlock after 4 or so days in my experience. That being said, I'd leave it in the primary at least a full week (if not 2) before you elect to rack to secondary. Good luck and welcome to the addiction (I mean hobby)...

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Old 08-23-2014, 04:36 PM   #5
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That is fine. Many people do things like that. It was chilled to pitching tempt first though, right?
Oh yes, below 80 degrees for sure. Still don't have a wort chiller. Not sure if I will get one anytime soon.

This time around I used a proper ice bath in my kitchen sink and was able to cool the wort in a fraction of the time that it took with my first batch, which I carelessly allowed to cool in a bath of tap water and few frozen water bottles which we typically keep around for use in our camping coolers.
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Yeah, then you are definitely fine. Pretty much all of us started out exactly like that. Good luck & cheers!

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