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Old 02-27-2010, 10:14 PM   #1
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Apr 2009
Cincinnati, OH
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Looking for an opinion:

Do you guys strain your cooled wort when going into the primary (hop particles, etc), or do you just dump it all (except the trub) into the primary?

Any reason for either one?
On Deck: El Jefe Bavarian Weizen
Primary 1: None
Primary 2: None
Secondary: None
Bottles: California Pale Ale
Keg 1: Nugget Nectar Clone
Keg 2: Dogfish Head 60 Min Clone

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Old 02-27-2010, 10:21 PM   #2
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Jan 2010
Minneapolis, MN
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This is dicussed frequently.

Personally, I strain, but don't worry if I miss some...

Primary 1 - Engish Mild Ale
Primary 2 - Three Dog Pilsner
Secondary - Empty
Keg 1 - English ESB
Keg 2 - Scottish 70-/
Keg 3 - Commercial EPA

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Old 02-28-2010, 02:46 AM   #3
Aug 2009
Los Angeles, California
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I do, for two reasons. First, I just like getting the trub out. Personal preference on that. Second, I don't have an oxygen stone and hate shaking the fermenter. Straining does a great job at instantly aerating the wort.

It's not a necessary step, but I like it for my personal process.

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