Originally Posted by wjtaylor
So I brewed up my first all-grain batch. It was also my first double-fermentation batch.
When I went to siphon the wart from the fermentor to the keg for secondary fermentation. It was still cloudy and still bubbling. I did get some yeast into the keg. Is this really bad?
Any tips for siphoning when the beer is still cloudy? It seems like the bottom gallon was all yeast... From what I've read it's normal for the beer to be cloudy when transferring...
There is really no reason to do a secondary unless adding something, but that is another story.
If it was still bubbling was fermentation finished? What was the final gravity?
You should wait until final gravity is reached before transferring. That usually means 5-10 days then take a gravity reading, wait 2 more days and take
another. If the numbers are the same - transfer.
Cloudy is not a problem in itself. It will clear in time.
There will be more trub in the bottom of the primary with all grain compared to extract. You want to minimize the transfer of this to the secondary. Waiting longer before transferring will help here also. It will give it longer to compact on the bottom.
So it sounds to me like you transferred to secondary too early.