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Old 12-28-2013, 01:53 AM   #1
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Default Anybody not strain hops from kettle to carboy

I recently brewed a bells two hearted IPA. At the time I didn't have a mesh strainer to use so I couldn't strain the hops that was added to the kettle from the brew that is added to the carboy. So I just left all of the hops that was in the kettle in the carboy when fermenting. I wasn't sure how this would turn out but the beer came out pretty darn good and hoppy. Does anybody else do this on a regular basis with IPA brews?


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Old 12-28-2013, 01:54 AM   #2
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I do. I don't have a good way to strain out pellet hops in my system.


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Old 12-28-2013, 02:03 AM   #3
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I try to leave as much of them and the trub behind as I can on the theory that the beer will turn out more bitter or more vegatal from sitting on the hop matter during fermentation. Not sure that the theory has merit though...
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:33 AM   #4
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I do my best to let the trub settle at the bottom of the BK, and stop the flow into the fermenter before the gunk starts flowing, but there is no straining involved.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:19 PM   #5
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No straining here either...3 weeks in fermenter; I have never noticed anything vegetal. I used to strain, but haven't for the past dozen batches. No difference.
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:15 PM   #6
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I don't strain. What settles out stays behind. I have dumped everything in at times to see the results with no negative results. That makes it tough for saving slurry so I don't do that as a regular procedure.
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That makes it tough for saving slurry so I don't do that as a regular procedure.
Very good point! You will have much cleaner slurry for repitching if you transfer clear beer into the primary.
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I always leave my hops in, when I use them. No ill effects.

I imagine a cheap and easy strainer could be made for straining out whole leaf hops by using metal hardware cloth. It comes in different sizes of mesh. Just cut it to fit over a bucket and turn it down around the edges. It probably wouldn't even need a frame.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:04 AM   #9
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I've done both ways. I haven't noticed any flavor difference, but the + side is you will get a much cleaner yeast harvest. That is the only reason I use a strainer between the BK and fermenter.
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I use a whirlpool in my kettle. But, if hop/trub material gets in the fermenter.....I don't care. Nothing harmful.


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