Originally Posted by Nurmey
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Your floaties could be scorch flakes or hop flakes. The trick to not scorching is a good pot with a thick bottom and removing the pot from the burners while adding extract. The second factor is to leave your beer in the fermenter until everything has settled to the bottom.
How long did you let your beer sit in the fermenter? Did you use a bottling bucket when you bottled?
The current batch was in the primary for 9 days. Then I moved to the secondary for 7 days. I don't bottle, I go straight to a 5 gallon keg.
I get a decent trub off the primary. The secondary doesn't usually have too much that settles out.
What pots would you recommend? I had a nice 7 gallon that was handed down from an older brother who brewed. I'd debate about picking up a new one if it would help. I'd like to get another large one though, so I can cook the whole 5 gallons of wort.