Originally Posted by Grannyknot
I guess everyone has a different opinion on this.
My valve is about a 1/2" off the bottom of my kettle.
I normally don't put anything into the fermenter that is below the valve.
Obviously, I have to adjust my recipe & volumes for this loss.
I do the same thing. Once I started doing this, I noticed a positive difference in the beers I started making. Less of that all-encompassing "homebrew" flavor. If you're really that anal about an extra few pints of beer, I guess throw it in. FWIW I personally wouldn't let that trub anywhere near my fermenting wort. My wort is nutrient-rich enough without having all that extra garbage contact my wort while fermenting. If nothing else it's just good piece of mind.