I will be attempting to bottle my first batch tomorrow. Is there any point in pouring from my primary into a bottling bucket through a sanitized strainer, or is it better just to siphon from the fermenter and not worry about the sediment?
+1, read that thread and SIPHON your beer in to your bottling bucket, don't pour or strain it.
Originally Posted by Revvy
And I'd like to see my 1.080 beers ready from grain to glass in a week, and served to me by red-headed twin penthouse pets wearing garter belts and fishnet stockings, with Irish accents, calling me "master luv gun," but we can't always get what we want can we? :)
Yep, what the others have said. At this point you want to transfer the beer are carefully as possible without introducing any oxygen. So, that usually means a nice siphon. Oxygen at this point can oxidize the beer and give you an unpleasant wet cardboard off-flavor.