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Old 06-17-2008, 08:08 PM   #1
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Does anyone rack to secondary using a funnel with a fine strainer?


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Old 06-17-2008, 08:10 PM   #2
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Probably not a good idea. At this point in the game you want to expose your beer to as little oxygen as possible. Syphoning to allow a gentle flow into the secondary vessel is what you'll need.


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Old 06-17-2008, 08:11 PM   #3
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No....hopefully you aren't pouring you beer into the secondary, but are racking with a siphon or autosiphon instead.

Using a strainer will introduce un-needed oxygen into the beer, and will result in a cardboard taste.

Besides by carefully racking you leave all the gunk at the bottom of your fermenter behind.
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Siphon into your secondary to avoid oxidation. Don't worry about the hops still floating around in your beer, they will settle out over time.
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:48 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help.


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