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berk2027 11-20-2012 10:11 AM

Should i strain my stout
 
Over week ago I made my stout asked a few questons on here when i got stuck. I mashed without bagging my grains now the stout is just about ready to bottle but its very bitty should I strain it through some fine cloth as I bottle

unionrdr 11-20-2012 01:02 PM

Not if you want to oxidize it. Put a muslin hop sock over the end of your siphon in the bottling bucket to do the job. If your fermenter has a spigot,then put the sock over the end of the tubing that you atached to the spigot on the bottling bucket end.

berk2027 11-20-2012 03:56 PM

Cool thankyou that solves that

JLem 11-20-2012 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by berk2027 (Post 4605843)
Over week ago I made my stout asked a few questons on here when i got stuck. I mashed without bagging my grains now the stout is just about ready to bottle but its very bitty should I strain it through some fine cloth as I bottle

I assume you mean that it is "very bitter"? If so, I'm not sure any pieces of grain floating around in there are the culprit (and even if so, the "damage" is done, so straining them won't help with the bitterness).

What was your recipe?

unionrdr 11-20-2012 06:06 PM

I thought getting the floaters out would help in the long run if what he's tasting is green beer "bite". The hops usually are kinda bitter in green beer till it conditions.

boscobeans 11-20-2012 06:10 PM

Try giving it another week or so. It may clear up.

OMO

bosco

berk2027 11-21-2012 12:18 AM

I ment that I have a lot of minute pieces of the crushed grain left in amongst the liquid I didn't strain it very well into the fermenter

berk2027 11-21-2012 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JLem

I assume you mean that it is "very bitter"? If so, I'm not sure any pieces of grain floating around in there are the culprit (and even if so, the "damage" is done, so straining them won't help with the bitterness).

What was your recipe?

I mixed a few recipes together. I used 1lb 4oz - oatmeal. 8oz - rye. 6oz - black malt ( whole ). 10oz - crystal malt ( crushed ). 12oz - chocolate malt ( crushed ). 75g - hops
1lb 1oz muntons spray malt extra dark. 4oz - chocolate powder.
2 tins of coopers liquid malt 1 dark 1 light


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