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Old 01-12-2013, 03:14 PM   #11
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Nope. Don't need it. You can get very clean wort to the fermenter by syphoning without any sort of straining or filtering

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Old 01-12-2013, 03:25 PM   #12
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I definitely recommend whirlpooling if you are going to filter. You stir the wort to get a fast circular motion going and then let it sit for a few minutes. This concentrates all the trub/hops in the center of the pot. Then when you siphon or pour, the filter will not get clogged until you get to the last bit of wort.

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Old 01-12-2013, 03:54 PM   #13
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That's fine if you toss everything in the BK loose. I use sacks,so all I have are stray grains & silt. Hard to wirlpool those.
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That's really one of those things that is a matter of personal preference and nothing else. Some dump everything in, without straining, just pour it in the bucket or in the funnel....Some use a big strainer that fit in the funnel for a carboy, or a sanitized 5 gallon nylon paint strainer bag in the bucket...

I have done it all ways. It really doesn't matter...anything will settle.

In other words, there is no wrong way to do it, or better way, or way that will make the best beer...they all work...the choice is what will work the best for you. That's how you develop you own unique brewing process. By trying all ways and deciding what works best for you.

What I do with my IC, is chill the wort, then I lean the bottom of my autosiphon about two coils up from the bottom on the metal of the siphon. That rests it above most of the break material and trub, then I rack it to the fermenter until I'm down to that and carefully lower the siphon down into the gunk, just trying to get as much of the wort as possible without letting in the hops and break matter.

A whirlpool helps.

But pretty much up until I got my immersion chiller I just dumped for the majority of my batches. And I still managed to do well in contests...

I find that long primaries render my beer just as clear, and crisp tasting regardless of whether I dumped it all in or not....so I just do what works for me.....

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Well,basically I get more beer & less trub loss most of all. And with some of the gallons of trub some of these folks get,straining might've been a good idea.
I usually get 47-48 bottles from 5 gallons. I got 51 bottles a little bit ago. Tastes like it's gunna be crisp too.
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Tried our first straining last week, it takes more time because it clogs some when it gets full but I'll see how it turns out.

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I've strained some and not others. I do bag my hops, so I don't get too much trub. I find it a total PITA to try to strain, so I only do it to get a little more wort into the fermenter. I never strain anything after fermentation. Careful siphoning is all that is needed then.

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I found a strainer like this at a restaurant supply store. Very fine mesh that forms ridges on the inside. By swirling the strainer the trub and hops sort of clump into a quite dry ball ball in the bottom of the cone. I used it for a few batches and then read about whirl pooling. Have bee trying that without much luck. Thinking of going back to the strainer.

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I found a strainer like this at a restaurant supply store. Very fine mesh that forms ridges on the inside. By swirling the strainer the trub and hops sort of clump into a quite dry ball ball in the bottom of the cone. I used it for a few batches and then read about whirl pooling. Have bee trying that without much luck. Thinking of going back to the strainer.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:33 PM   #20
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Another big kitchen strainer in a funnel guy here. Makes all kinds of sense to me.

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