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Old 11-03-2012, 02:45 AM   #1
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So I brewed my stout today.

Tossed in my hops according to schedule.

Chilled my wort down like normal.

Poured all of my wort into my fermentor, pitched hydrated yeast and Done.


I notice now about 4 hours later there is already a huge layer of crap at the bottom. I am assuming it is some grain, oats, and mostly hops. Will this be a huge problem if I plan on leaving it to ferment for many weeks?
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:33 AM   #2
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My only concern is the "grassy" flavor that people say develops after the beers sits with hops for a long time.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:47 AM   #3
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It'll be fine, in fact looks really good.


 
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:50 AM   #4
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all good, I don't always strain my wort, and I have had zero problems.

 
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:58 AM   #5
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Same here. I've had hop mess in the bottom.
One thing is you are going to get less beer out of the bucket than if you didn't have that stuff in there. It's going to make maybe up to 1/2 gallon of un recoverable wort in the bottom.

I'm looking for a better system for hopping and dry hopping. Bags add up with maybe three or more hop additions and maybe dry hopping.
I need a good reusable hop container. I would like to come up with something for the boil, and maybe something that will go into and out of a carboy.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:53 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone! I wil not worry about it then.

And Yes i agree that I need a better system as well. I dry hopped an IPA and had a bunch of hop mess in my secondary which ended up getting into my bottles. The beer turned out great though.
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Thanks everyone! I wil not worry about it then.

And Yes i agree that I need a better system as well. I dry hopped an IPA and had a bunch of hop mess in my secondary which ended up getting into my bottles. The beer turned out great though.
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Thanks everyone! I wil not worry about it then.

And Yes i agree that I need a better system as well. I dry hopped an IPA and had a bunch of hop mess in my secondary which ended up getting into my bottles. The beer turned out great though.
I still use panty hose or cheese cloth with marbles for the secondary.

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:55 PM   #9
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I use a strainer to keep alot of that extra stuff out of the fermentation container.

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:16 PM   #10
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A really easy way to avoid this is to stir your beer in your kettle to create a whirlpool effect. Let it set for a while, the siphon it from the brew kettle into the fermenter. All the hop crap will settle in the middle and you can siphon from the side. You will still pick up some, but not nearly as much.
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