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Old 11-05-2007, 03:30 PM   #1
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when I take a hydrometer reading or when I'm racking into my secondary? IShould I resanitise any equipment I'm going to use? Also I was uner the impression you cyphon from the first fermenter to the second, but I just read on another post that's a noob manuever. How then is it done?

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Old 11-05-2007, 03:49 PM   #2
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I moved this post here, so you could find an answer to your question.

Yes, anytime your beer or wort is exposed you have a risk of infection. You must sanitize any equipment that touches your beer.

I don't know about racking being a noob manuever- that's the only way to move it from the fermenter to the clearing tank or to the bottling bucket and to bottle it. You want to protect it from splashing so pouring is definitely out. You don't want to aerate it or otherwise oxygenate it once fermentation has begun.
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:38 PM   #3
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Maybe that post was saying that it's a Noob move to rack it too early. Leave it for a week, then move it.
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:47 PM   #4
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Yooper hit the major points. You might also want to consult this.
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