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Old 10-29-2009, 01:25 AM   #1
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Brewed my first full boil extract batch using a wort chiller a few weeks back. When I racked to secondary I was shocked at the amount of trub in the primary. Can some of this be from the cold break that occurs more effectively with the use of the wort chiller? I dropped 5 gal in the brew pot to 70 F in less about 15 min.

Haven't tried the finished product yet, just bottled the other day. One of the clearest brews I think I've made.

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Old 10-29-2009, 01:27 AM   #2
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Yes, you might have gotten a ton of cold break. That's a good thing- as you noticed, the beer will be much clearer without those suspended proteins!
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:40 PM   #3
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Yup.. Precisely..
Primary 1&2: Ed Wort's Haus
Primary 3&4: 90 Minute IPA

Secondary 1&2: -----
Secondary 3&4: -----
Secondary 5&6: -----

On Deck: ......

Tap 1: cashed...
Tap 2: Ed Worts Haus
Tap 3: Great Pumpkin Ale
Tap 4: Strange IIPA

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