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Old 02-16-2010, 06:27 PM   #1
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When pouring my cooled wort into me fermenter, I poured all the hops floating in the wort into the fermenter. Is that a big no no?


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Old 02-16-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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It's probably a no-no, but I did it with my first two batches and they were the best I've made so far........


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Old 02-16-2010, 06:30 PM   #3
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Not a big no-no. I don't prefer it, but many people have done it with no ill effects.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:32 PM   #4
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It's no more a no-no as it is a yes yes, it really doesn't matter either way.

Some dump everything in, without straining, just pour it in the bucket or in the funnel....Some use a big strainer that fit in the funnel for a carboy, or a sanitized 5 gallon nylon paint strainer bag in the bucket...

I have done it all ways. It really doesn't matter...anything will settle.

In other words, there is no wrong way to do it, or better way, or way that will make the best beer...they all work...the choice is what will work the best for you. That's how you develop you own unique brewing process. By trying all ways and deciding what works best for you.

What I do with my IC, is chill the wort, then I lean the bottom of my autosiphon about two coils up from the bottom on the metal of the siphon. That rests it above most of the break material and trub, then I rack it to the fermenter until I'm down to that and carefully lower the siphon down into the gunk, just trying to get as much of the wort as possible without letting in the hops and break matter.

But pretty much up until I got my immersion chiller for christmas last year I just dumped for the majority of my batches.

Everything is fine, it won't affect the beer one way or another. It will settle down anyway.
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Hops are a natural antiseptic and should have no negative effects on your beer

People DRY HOP all of the time (myself included) and I never filter or siphon off of the break of my beer - it ALL goes into my fermenter.

In fact - my last 2 batches I forgot to add the 5min aroma hops until the batch was halfway cooled.
Needless to say they still went in. :P
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Thanks, guys. I really appreciate all the advice. Means a lot to someone who's brewed their first batch. Looking forward to brewing my next one already.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:49 PM   #7
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You'll be fine. Enjoy your beer.

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Absolutely! Believe it or not, Revvy was a n00b once upon a time too!

You will still have PLENTY of things to get nervous about for this batch yet, but the best part of it will be when you crack that first one and realize that your worrying wasnt all that necessary.

To (pseudo) quote the Great Revvster - "Beer is pretty hearty and ****. Dem mo-fos back in dah day was brewin' dat piff with half the cleanness of us over-worried beiotches up in herr"

In other words - its pretty tough to mess up a beer (and trust me Ive tried and seem to inadvertently try every damned brew day)
Absolute worst case - it goes good with cooking
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I dump everything from my brewpot into the fermenter everysingle time. I don't own or use a filter either. Everything seems to settle out fine for me, I just siphon the beer and leave the sediment in the primary.
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I wondered the same thing just a few months ago. Like Revvy said, it all settles out eventually. The only thing I really do is pour my wort into the fermenter slowly and stop pouring once I see the "hop gunk" being left behind.


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