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Old 09-16-2010, 06:18 PM   #1
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I did my first batch last night and a question came up today...

When pouring the wort into the fermenter, how critical is it to strain out anything in the bottom of the kettle? Assuming you used a muslin bag for steeping the grains and just tossed the 2 portions of hops right into the wort.



 
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:24 PM   #2
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Not a big deal. Lots of people pour the whole mess into primary. Others strive for clarity at every step. Answer: not critical.



 
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:25 PM   #3
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Yah I think its more personal preference. I just dump everything into the fermenter.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:26 PM   #4
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I concur.

A buddy and I brewed up a 10G batch of wheatbear-somethingorother a month or so ago, and his fermenter only had about 1/2" of yeast trub in the bottom because he tried to get the clearest portion of the wort possible. I'm not so picky. I had around 1.5-2" of trub.

 
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:29 PM   #5
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great, thanks!!!

This time I just dumped it right in. Next time I was planning on going back and forth a few times and thru a sanitized strainer each time for max aeration.

 
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:31 PM   #6
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I concur.

A buddy and I brewed up a 10G batch of wheatbear-somethingorother a month or so ago, and his fermenter only had about 1/2" of yeast trub in the bottom because he tried to get the clearest portion of the wort possible. I'm not so picky. I had around 1.5-2" of trub.
I strain my break material and hops out because it's not that difficult and it just seems like a sound process. Perhaps a pro brewer can weigh in on whether they just dump everything into the fermenter, but my guess is they don't. I think they whirlpool to get all of that trub out of the wort before fermentation.

This is what I use. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=350329494866

I got the 600u and it gets almost all of the trub out. It does clog about half way through, but I just pick it up, dump the trub in the sink and put it back to strain the second half of the wort. It does dual duty because it aerates as well.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:17 PM   #7
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thats very cool NorCalAngler. that is exactly what i have been looking for. i read on another forum of a fellow brewer who uses 200 micron with good results. might not drain as fast, however.

 
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:20 PM   #8
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I use a my bottling bucket lined with a 5 gal paint strainer bag. Pour from kettle to the bucket, then remove the bag & open the spigot to drain into the fermenter, works great. (cheap too)

 
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:26 PM   #9
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for my 2nd batch I used the strainer.

Poured the cooled worth back and forth a few times between the boiling kettle and the fermenting bucket.

Emptying the strainer of whatever it caught each time.

 
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:43 PM   #10
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for my 2nd batch I used the strainer.

Poured the cooled worth back and forth a few times between the boiling kettle and the fermenting bucket.

Emptying the strainer of whatever it caught each time.
I'd be far too paranoid to pick up unwanted guests doing that. I try to minimize the time between cooled wort and the airlock going on. I've taken to dumping the whole kettle into the fermenter. No bad results yet.



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