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Old 08-05-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
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I'm just now getting my wort to boil (stout) should I scoop off the scum that gathers on top?


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Old 08-05-2006, 05:08 PM   #2
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Some people do it, others don't. Most don't notice a difference.

I'd say just leave it unless you're bored.


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Old 08-05-2006, 05:10 PM   #3
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I thought this was gonna be a thread about Britney Spears

On topic, what sort of scum are you talking about? I honestly wouldn't worry about it at all. The only thing I've ever scooped out of the wort during the boil has been when I accidentally charred some LME. I scooped out all the black solids rolling around. Anything beyond that, I would worry about.
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Old 08-05-2006, 05:14 PM   #4
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Thanx guys. it's normal scum I've never bothered to scoop out any way just thought I'd ask.
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In a stout, I would think the more scum the better, no?
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The scum is the hot break, I assume.

It settles out of the beer in the trub along with any spent yeast cells.
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The scum is the hot break, I assume.

It settles out of the beer in the trub along with any spent yeast cells.
I hope thats the case this time around. It was nasty, looked like snot strings from a herd of elephants I strained the wort through some mesh but still got some in the carboy.


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