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Old 11-20-2010, 07:33 PM   #1
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Just curious, because in my transfer last night I got some in my fermenter.

how do you avoid doing this

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Old 11-20-2010, 07:39 PM   #2
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It won't really do anything. I always get some in my fermenter since I just pour in instead of racking.

The easiest way to avoid is to whirlpool the wort before you transfer to the fermenter. This will make most of the trub settle in a cone in the center of the kettle. Then you just need to rack the wort from one of the sides. You'll avoid most of it that way.

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Old 11-20-2010, 07:42 PM   #3
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Long debated topic, some say it is bad, others say it does nothing, and again some say it improves the beer, I am of the party that doesn't bother to remove it. I would not be concerned.

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Old 11-20-2010, 08:46 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I usually pour into the primary, and rack into secondary. During my pour I try to get all the goodies possible, so I usually get a little trub in there

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I have only recently tried keeping trub in the brew pot, but all of my previous batches where I poured all of the wort into the primary turned out great.

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I also pour into the primary, but I'm gonna try washing and saving my yeast soon. how will this affect that process?

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Old 11-20-2010, 10:06 PM   #7
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U mean u can wash and save your yeast for later use? That's crazy man. How do u do it?

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If you're going to wash your yeast I would try to leave the trub behind, it'll just make it easier. I used to pour straight into my fermenter and got plenty of trub. I never cared and it never seemed to hurt the beer. Now I rack from the kettle but I still don't really worry about trub too much, I just don't like it taking up valuable beer real estate in my fermenter.

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I just read some of a study done by Weihenstephan that shows that it and other things we try not to get into the wort to be beneficial for the fermantation. The English starts on page 76.
http://mediatum.ub.tum.de/doc/619244/619244.pdf

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I'm one of those that always throws my trub in. Just seems like goodness for the fermentation...although I have nothing to back it up - just a gut feeling.

Then when racking to a secondary, I put my autosiphon in my nylon grain bag. It does a pretty good job of acting like a filter and keeping the big stuff behind, while not degrading the siphoning.

I plan on getting some more nylon mesh and actually sewing autosiphon "socks" so that i'm not having to use my grain bag.

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