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Old 01-09-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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Hi guys!

Do you have any neat ways to remove floating seeds from the fermentor? My Brewer's Gold is quite seedy for some reason...

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:04 PM   #2
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The best thing to do is to just rack the beer out from under them, into a new (secondary) vessel.

How did you fill the fermentor? Ideally you should adjust your technique a bit so that the hop trub (including seeds, etc) don't make it into the fermenter. Brewers will often use a false bottom (as I do), or whirlpool to seperate the trub from the wort.

Side question, are these homegrown hops? In general, commercially packaged hops should have very low (if any) seed content. The only time I have ever found a large number of seeds in my brew kettle is when I was brewing with homgrown hops I didn't quite harvest in time. (they still made fantastic beer though)

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Side question, are these homegrown hops? In general, commercially packaged hops should have very low (if any) seed content.

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British grown commercial hops will often have seeds in them.
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I think you have the wrong plant in your brew

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I wish it was the wrong plant!

No, they are commercially grown German Brewer's Golds. Got seeds in some of my other hops but not as much as on this one. I guess that if they are no harm I won't really worry about them, it's cool to have some in your bottle They do float, but I assume scooping them out is out of the question?

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i forgit where i picked it up but i have a tight mesh bag that fits over the head of the fermenting bucket that i rack through to catch any break material that makes it past my false bottom. you could also line the bucket with a paint strainer bag and remove bag when racking is complete.

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