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Old 02-22-2007, 04:43 PM   #1
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Does anyone go the hassle of recycling some of the first runnings from the boiled and chilled wort i.e. to remove debris and allow the hop strainer/stopper to take affect (as much the same way you do with sparging). Is there much advantage to doing this? does it aid clarity? or is it something that i don't really have to concern myself with (i'm worried about the dangers of contamination while doing this, plus im naturally lazy ).

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Old 02-22-2007, 09:52 PM   #2
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Never, way too much trouble. It all drops out in the fermenter or clearing tank anyway.
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