Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Sediment in primary
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-23-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
SSD
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 38
Default Sediment in primary

I have a bunch of trub in my primary. One I rack to secondary, can I add fresh water to balance back to 5 gallons?

__________________
SSD is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-23-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
inhousebrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: minneapolis, minnesota
Posts: 1,424
Liked 121 Times on 110 Posts
Likes Given: 36

Default

I wouldn't, it would just water down your beer. Trub loss is something you have to learn to work around. Start at 5.25 gallons if you need to and are really hoping for five gallons exactly. In the end it's only going to be a couple of beers you're loosing.

__________________

I hate Walder Frey...

inhousebrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-23-2013, 05:19 PM   #3
unionrdr
Wannabe author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 31,115
Liked 2290 Times on 1994 Posts
Likes Given: 1712

Default

Not unless you want to water down your beer. Make sure the beer is always at FG before any racking. then give it 3-7 days more to ssettle out clear or slightly misty. It cleans up by products of fermentation at this same time. Also,the trub becomes more compacted on the bottom of primary,giving more clear beer to rack out.
__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is offline
Revvy Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-23-2013, 05:29 PM   #4
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,804
Liked 2776 Times on 1660 Posts
Likes Given: 3489

Default

If you skip secondary and opt instead for a month long primary, and you then carefully rack the beer off the trub, you'd be surprised how much beer you get back. the longer you leave the beer alone, the more I've found the trub layer compacts, giving up the beer. I average about 52 beers from a normal 5 gallon batch, I've often got 2 cases and a full six pack from my beer, and I've NEVER "over compensated for trub loss" by putting more beer in the fermenter.

__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-23-2013, 05:33 PM   #5
unionrdr
Wannabe author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 31,115
Liked 2290 Times on 1994 Posts
Likes Given: 1712

Default

Me either. After 3 weeks or so,I get 48-51 bottles out of 5 gallons on average. 62-67 out of 6 gallons.
__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
heavy sediment during primary jrok Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 01-29-2012 08:46 PM
a lot of sediment in primary liesea Extract Brewing 2 01-25-2012 06:10 PM
Need advice with sediment in primary pgenius Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 02-11-2009 02:21 AM
How much sediment should go into my primary? McDegga Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 10-10-2008 04:43 AM
How to use yeast sediment from primary. jerly Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 02-23-2006 12:47 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS