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Old 12-23-2006, 06:04 PM   #1
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So I am fermenting my first beer and when I poured the beer into the Carboy I poured in ALL the hops veggie matter. When I bottle in 10 days or so, I plan on siphoning straight from the carboy into a bucket with a spickut(spelling??) and just being as carefull as possible to siphon beer only and not the junk on the bottom. If I dont get every last drop of beer, no problem.

How does that sound??

Any red flags??

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Old 12-23-2006, 06:17 PM   #2
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Nope, leaving the trub behind is why you do multiple rackings.

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Old 12-23-2006, 08:54 PM   #3
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what's a racking - same as siphoning?

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Old 12-23-2006, 08:54 PM   #4
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Old 12-23-2006, 11:06 PM   #5
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so should I "rack" my beer into another carboy in another couple days??

I dont have another carboy, just a 6.5 gallon bucket with a spicut. Will that work?

Also this is a big issue- I did not take a gravity reading when I made the wort. Do I really need to take a gravity reading before bottling? Cant I just know that after 14 days the beer is done fermenting.

Also isnt all this proposed movemet of the beer really bad for it because of oxygenation??

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Don't worry about oxygenation. some say it's a mythe but try not to splash the beer about.

It can be dangerous to bottle without taking a gravity reading. Don't worry about not taking an initial reading but take on after a week.

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