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Old 04-14-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default Adding Wort to the Fermentation process

Say you had a larger fermenation tank but you had a small kettle and you wanted to fill the fermenation tank several times. So for instance, If i were to have a 750 gallon fermentation tank and a 55 gallon kettle and each time I was done with a boil I would add to the fermentation tank. Would this ruin the beer? What are the possible disadvantages and advantages.
I will appoligize of the grammer up front.


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Old 04-14-2009, 05:11 PM   #2
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Most commercial brewers do exactly that. Widmer has a 250 barrel mash system with six 750 barrel and six 1000 barrel fermenters in Portland.

Although in your example, it would take months to fill the fermenter.
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Wow thats great. Do you know any techinque to use when doing the transfer? For instance, would you add yeast with each addition to control contamination?
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