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Old 04-12-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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We are making beer that has alot of different spices and fruit in the secondary. When we bottle we want to avoid getting the sediment in the bottles. Would using a cheese cloth when moving the beer to the bottle bucked be a good idea? Can anyone recommend a better method?

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Old 04-12-2013, 02:07 PM   #2
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I find that cheesecloth has too much room for things to get through. I am a really big fan of paint strainer bags. My suggestion is to put a sanatized 5 gallon bag into your bottling bucket, move the beer to the bucket using a syphon or racking cane, and then slowly pull the bag out of the bucket. That will take even the finer pieces with it and leave you with a fairly clean beer.

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Old 04-13-2013, 05:24 PM   #3
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I think you'd be better off putting the paint bag over the uptake end of the siphon. That way you won't be stirring up and oxygenating your beer once it's in the bottling bucket.
Stop using so much caramel malt. Your beer will thank you.
(yes, Carapils is a caramel malt...so is Special B)


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Old 04-13-2013, 09:51 PM   #4
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I just used a paint strainer bag from Lowes in my bottling bucket for my coconut porter. Sanitize and be gentle removing it from your beer when your finished. Worked like a charm, no oxidation problems. Beer turned out fantastic
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