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Old 04-14-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
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My first time brewing and I had some trouble getting all the "trub" crap out when going from pot to primary. Does this matter, and can/should I filter again when moving wort to bottling bucket?

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Old 04-14-2009, 04:32 PM   #2
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You know, yeast like trub...

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Old 04-14-2009, 04:33 PM   #3
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You can use a funnel that has a filter in it. I usually just let things settle in the pot after cooling so I skip most of the break material. That is also the reason I shoot for 5.75 Gallon batches out of the boil instead of 5 G batches. I can afford to leave some wort in the kettle at that volume.

Don't filter going into the bottling bucket. Everything should settle out on its own during and after fermentation.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:29 PM   #4
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I never filter the trub/break from the kettle. I don't pour it all in, but I don't worry about getting it in the primary.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:37 AM   #5
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Nearly everything goes in the primary here, I tried to whirlpool last time but the whirlpool stopped and I could still see a ton of trub throughout the kettle so I just dumped it in. Always tastes fine to me but I am going to try the whirpool deal again next go.
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:02 PM   #6
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I use a 6 gallon pail as a primary, and use one of those 5 gallon paint strainer bags to filter out hops and break material.

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Old 04-15-2009, 03:24 PM   #7
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I have started just making the batch bigger.

If I set the siphon on the "ledge" of my keggle, most of the trub tends to gather in the low spot in the middle, and I only get a little into my primary.

I have also tried putting a grain bag over my ale pail, siphoning into the bag, straining the trub, then siphoning AGAIN into the primary. Which is a PITA.

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Old 04-15-2009, 04:01 PM   #8
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I just filter out all the big stuff and whole leaf hops

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Old 04-15-2009, 05:03 PM   #9
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I use the exact same method with the funnel & collander. Best part is, the greater the distance you add the wort to the collander from the kettle, the more aeration you get.
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