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kellysrepairs 01-23-2013 09:18 PM

straining hops?
brewed my first full batch of american cream ale last night woo hoo. used hop pellets from kit. at end of boil and cool down used funnel w/screen to transfer into fermenter. scraped hops of screen and discarded them (were cloging screen) my question is , should i not have screened? is it gonna change my beer? and in what way?

unionrdr 01-23-2013 09:29 PM

No,it's all good. I have plastic FV's,so I use a large fine mesh strainer to gt hops,& any other grainy gunk out going into primary. Pouring through the strainer in a circular motion will also aerate it better. Doing so makes it look like rain coming out the bottom of the strainer. Plus less trub in primary means more clear beer coming out...:mug:

WyomingBrewer 01-23-2013 10:09 PM

Its personal preference. I just dump everything in my fermenter. It all settles out in 3 weeks anyways. Doesnt affect the beer badly as far as I can tell.

FuzzeWuzze 01-23-2013 11:07 PM

I only strain out whole hops because its super easy with a mesh strainer.

kh54s10 01-23-2013 11:15 PM

I have dumped everything into the fermenter, but then you a have a deep layer of trub to contend with. I now put my hops into a 5 gallon paint strainer bag clipped to the side of the pot. It make siphoning much easier and I have not noticed any loss in hoppy goodness.

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