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Old 02-09-2011, 01:35 AM   #1
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Hey guys I'm looking for an easier, quicker way to strain my cooled wort (70-75 degrees) into my fermentation bucket. I have been doing partial extract beers and am very happy with the process... but I want an easier way to strain my wort. I have looked around the interwebs and all I could really find is this. http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...7445&catid=685 this definitely seems like a good idea and thinking about giving this a try.

What are my other options? What have you guys tried and what has worked well for you?

I will be brewing the Patersbier recipe from Norther Brewer.



 
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:38 AM   #2
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My medium sized nylon strainer bag works with very little hassle.Fine mesh strainer?



 
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:44 AM   #3
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My medium sized nylon strainer bag works with very little hassle.Fine mesh strainer?
+1 to the strainer bag. i got a strainer from my lhbs straight off, and stretched it over the top of my ale pail, and drained the boil kettle, and was instantly hooked on it. been doing it for years
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:13 AM   #4
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Do the brewers that have been brewing for a long time recommend straining all of the hops and junk out of the wort as it goes into primary? Is there anything to worry about with just pouring it into primary and then letting it settle?
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:17 AM   #5
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As I learned from this forum, 5 gallon paint strainer bags are cheap and awesome.

I picked up 2 for $3.97 this weekend at Home Depot.

Got all the dry hop crud away from my IPA last night when I racked it to my bottle bucket.
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:18 AM   #6
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Do the brewers that have been brewing for a long time recommend straining all of the hops and junk out of the wort as it goes into primary? Is there anything to worry about with just pouring it into primary and then letting it settle?
it'll clog the hell out of your equipment. if you get a bag, and strain through it, it takes no extra time. i've been using the same bag from the start, and that bag cost $3 and saved many kegs of beer so they didn't get tons of crap in them
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:30 AM   #7
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it'll clog the hell out of your equipment. if you get a bag, and strain through it, it takes no extra time. i've been using the same bag from the start, and that bag cost $3 and saved many kegs of beer so they didn't get tons of crap in them
And this straining should be done as the wort is poured into primary, or when racking to secondary/keg/bottling bucket? Sorry if I seem ignorant, it's because I am!
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:34 AM   #8
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no need for embarrassment, x. we've all been there. put the strainer bag over the top of the fermenter, and drain the boil kettle into it. when you open the valve on the boiler, let it flow into the fermenter through the bag
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:39 AM   #9
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Thanks, lumpher! I'll have to go get one of these bags before my next batch. Oh darn, I have to go buy more stuff...hehe, awesome
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:42 AM   #10
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darn the bad luck... now you have to visit the homebrew store again (even though lowes has these as paint-strainer bags shhhhhhh)


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