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Old 02-26-2008, 01:54 PM   #1
Nov 2006
Pittsfield, Ma
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I did my first couple of all grain batches this past weekend and used a nylon hop bag to help strain out all the trub before going into the primary. Is this ok to do or am I losing any important sugars or anything? I did this and was able to take the yeast out of the primary with virtually 0 trub. talk about easy yeast washing!

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Old 02-26-2008, 02:40 PM   #2
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You will get mixed opinions on this, but I think you will be fine. Trub can supply some nutrients to the yeast in your beer, but if you did everything correctly with your yeast (i.e. pitched enough healthy yeast, aerated properly, correct temperature, etc.) you should be fine. There will be plenty of break material that made it through your strainer and it will supply more than adequate amounts of nutrients that the yeast require.

I strain when racking, too, but it is something I don't ever worry about much.

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Old 02-26-2008, 03:48 PM   #3
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I have been thinking about using a sanitized paint straining bag and bottling bucket to strain through.
damn I gotta brew something

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Old 02-26-2008, 03:56 PM   #4
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I also strain with that paint bag. I still get plenty of trub and cold break but it sure is a lot less.

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Old 02-26-2008, 04:01 PM   #5
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I have a funnel that has a strainer in it. I know some gets through, but there's enough taken out that I don't have as much in the carboy.

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