Originally Posted by reiffer75
Use the spigot, why didnt i think of that? duh....
It's okay. Normally I'm half lit when I'm brewing anyways.. Was a rational thought that wouldn't have come to mind if I were brewing normally.
I only mentioned it, because I did that the other week. I needed to strain my wort as I got a bunch of grain in it and didn't want to boil it with the grain in it. Strained it into my bottling bucket, and put it back into the kettle to boil.
When I was done, I was putting it in my glass carboy to ferment, and wanted to strain it out and aerate it. Poured the kettle through my strainer into my bottling bucket again, opened the valve and let the wort go through my tubing into my carboy. After a gallon or so, I pitched my yeast, and let the rest of the wort go through the bucket while I stirred it up and aerated it.
Worked well. Started in less than 4 hours, aerated well, strained it really well, and didn't lose a drop. Nice and clean transfer.