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  1. K

    Make Beer, Not Starters

    In this hobby it doesn't take long to learn the importance of yeast starters for a healthy and vigorous fermentation, and after making several starters & pouring the fermented DME down the drain I have come to the conclusion that this is a waste. I am constantly looking for an excuse to brew up...
  2. V

    Easy Corny Keg Fix - Cleaner Pours

    When unfiltered beer is kegged and refrigerated trub and hop particles continue to settle out of suspension and drop to the bottom of the keg near the dip tube. As the layer of settled particles around the dip tube increases eventually they cover the dip tube end and get sucked up into your...
  3. V

    Easy Corny Keg Fix - Cleaner Pours

    When unfiltered beer is kegged and refrigerated trub and hop particles continue to settle out of suspension and drop to the bottom of the keg near the dip tube. As the layer of settled particles around the dip tube increases eventually they cover the dip tube end and get sucked up into your...
  4. CascadesBrewer

    BIAB makes cloudy wort...proof!

    Look at this cloudy mess!!! I am playing with a lighter malt bill for a Pale Ale (8 lbs Pale, 2 lbs Munich 15L, 0.5 lbs White Wheat). I also recently started using Whirlfloc tablets vs using Irish Moss, and wow does that clear up the wort! I am still not sure if clear wort (or Whirlfloc/Irish...
  5. Nubiwan

    Apfel wine or cider with beer/Ale trub?

    Almost certain I read a post on here where someone claimed they simply poured 5 gallons of 100% apple juice over the trub from an ale they just bottled in order to make an Apfel Wine. I tried to search the same post again, but have been unable to find it. So, my questions is obviously, does...
  6. G

    Trub from kettle

    Hey guys, First time poster but a lonnng time follower and observer. I recently brewed an all grain cream ale recipe and had an issue or at least what I believe is an issue when transferring from the brew kettle to the fermenter. This is my second all grain batch, the first being a stout...
  7. Sbe2

    How to dump trub out of a conical without making a mess

    Any suggestions? I have a Spike cf5 with a 2-inch butterfly valve and a 90 attached to the bottom. When I open the valve into a 5 gallon bucket, shiatzu sprays everywhere. I have thought about putting on a reducer, say a 2 to 1/2”. Eventually I will get the yeast brink from NorCal, but am...
  8. Tyler Hurst

    Is this normal?

    Made a Pliny the Elder clone last weekend with WLP-001. I dumped everything from the BK into primary and got about 4-5 inches of hop trub in the bottom (pic 1). Then when the yeast took off the beer turned green (pic 2). It is burning through fermentation. Thermostat probe reads 67-69 degrees...
  9. A

    Multiple trub dumps from conical, lots of beer loss

    I've searched quite a bit to find an answer to my dilemma and am not finding what I'm looking for, so here goes. I recently upgraded from carboys and buckets to an SS Brewtech Chronical fementor for all the obvious, beneficial reasons. My first brew in it is a Wee Heavy. I used 20 lbs of grain...
  10. D

    Various whirlpool/dry hopping/keg hopping questions

    Hello folks, I'm an AG brewer who is switching to kegging from bottling. I always end up with bitter/astringent hop trub in my hoppy beers after whirlpooling/dry-hopping despite using hop bags. I have a few questions and will be grateful for any advice: -When whirlpooling (with an immersion...
  11. Washington_Brewologist

    Should I harvest the entire yeast cake?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question. I've just kegged an IPA that has been sitting in the primary for 2 1/2 weeks and I'd like to try and save some money by harvesting the yeast. At the moment I've got about 1 or 2 inches of green beer sitting on top of about 5 fingers worth of trub in a 6-gallon...
  12. frankvw

    Irish moss and trub settling

    Irish moss and Wirlflock are known for removing unwanted proteins from the wort, by clumping them together so they can settle down to the bottom of the kettle more easily, resulting in a cleaner wort going into the fermenter and improved beer quality. However, I have noted that while Irish Moss...
  13. frankvw

    Wort/trub filtration and sanitation

    After full grain brewing for years I have now begun to experiment with recipes based on extract and steeped grains in a partial boil. You know the drill: you make a small volume (1 gal. or so) of wort from some extract and steeped grains, making sure it has the same gravity as the OG of the...
  14. B

    First Time Whirlpooling with Pump

    I tried whirlpooling with a Riptide and a Spin Cycle arm during my brew a few days ago, but was pretty underwhelmed by the results. I didn't have any sort of trub cone at the bottom of the kettle - all the cold break seemed to be spread out on the bottom of the kettle like it normally is. I had...
  15. rondemay

    Pitching on Yeast Cake

    So, despite knowing better, I had extra ingredients around and I decided to brew a new batch the day I was racking over my Saison. For the Saison I used the WY3711 (I washed and saved this too, because it is the most fantastic strain). After racking into the secondary and adding my Brett I...
  16. J

    A lot of sediment/trub in bottles

    What’s up brewers? I made my third extract batch a few weeks ago which was a zombie dust clone. I let it ferment for 3 weeks and dry hopped it during the second week. It has been conditioning in bottles for two weeks. However, there is a lot of sediment in the bottles. It smells really good and...
  17. C

    Sediment in primary

    Hey Everyone, I’m on my second brew ever and I just pitched yeast in the primary fermenter about an hour ago. I realized shortly after that I forgot to strain out sediment before I put it into the primary, and it already looks like there’s a thick layer of sediment building (about a third of...
  18. K

    trub in keg

    Hi guys, I brewed my first NEIPA two weeks ago and kegged yesterday. When I was transferring the beer I accidentally sucked up a nice amount of trub and hop particles (I'm guessing around a cup) and obviously when I poured me a glass it had a lot of hop particles and probably a nice amount of...
  19. B

    First Time FastFermenter

    To all my fellow FastFermenters: I am using the 3 gallon conical for the first time. I attached a larger mason jar to the unit, and after a week of fermentation, I've got an 8oz mason jar full of trub, as well as an additional 1L of trub in the fermenter. I am trying to figure out the best way...
  20. B

    Small Batch Yield

    I just brewed my first 2.5 gallon batch to put into my FastFerment 3 gallon conical. I'm kind of disappointed, because I brewed a Session IPA and used a hop "basket" (https://www.homebrewing.org/400-Micron-Stainless-Hop-Filter--4-x-10-_p_7114.html), and still ended up with a bunch of trub in my...
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