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JKaranka 11-24-2012 10:52 AM

Siphoning trub for clearing?
I was just wondering... last time I casked it was quite easy towards the end to siphon some trub by accident. Would it be possible to siphon some of the trub away from the primary, either regularly or a few days before bottling / casking in order to clear out the beer and make bottling easier? Just stick the siphon all the way to the bottom and suck the muck out. Would be a bit like racking, but instead of moving the beer to a secondary you're moving the trub to the bin.

dzlater 11-24-2012 11:23 AM

This has occurred to me also, though I have never tried it.
So I am interested in other folks thoughts on this.
I usually don't worry about it too much but if for some reason I do I will rack to a secondary before bottling, it makes it a lot easier to move the finished beer while avoiding the transfer of trub.

RM-MN 11-24-2012 12:40 PM

If you let your beer have time in the fermenter that layer of yeast will compact pretty well and won't be much of a problem when you rack to the bottling bucket. If you do rack some yeast it should settle out in the bottling bucket pretty fast so it won't end up in the bottles.

JKaranka 11-24-2012 01:09 PM

I didn't have a bottling bucket but I guess I can just use my two gallon cask as one.

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