- Jun 23, 2018
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I think the answer depends on what your end goal is.Hey, everyone. Question about dumping trub with the CF5: When I dump, I typically add a little CO2 pressure to the fermenter, but it seems like no matter how much I add, I always get a little bit of thick trub, and then cloudy liquid beer starts running. My thought has always been that I am adding too much pressure, and it is punching a hole in the trub, so every time I try to do a little less and have the same results. Yesterday, I probably applied no more than 1 PSI, and the same thing happened.
Is this just normal? Do I need to dump in multiple phases over the course of 2 or 3 days? I had considered trying to dump without any pressure in the fermenter, but my concern with that is that air bubbles will force their way up through the open dump valve and into the beer to fill the vacuum. Any tips would be appreciated.
If you are not harvesting or reusing yeast, then often you do not even have to dump.
I was cheap and did not get the racking arm at first... but that baby change my life!!! I do not yet re-use yeast, so i use the racking arm until the beer gets cloudy.
2nd question... do you cold crash? If so, then most of the trub settles down low. If not, then you may want to do multiple dumps.
3rd q: lots of dry hop? Anything under say about 2 ounce for me is easier. NE dry hops are a pain- for that i would do multiple dumps!
Final Q: are you after crystal clear beer? If so yeah multplie dumps. But you lose good beer each dump. For me, i am good with a cold crash, racking arm, and then rack to keg. I then let the keg sit in my really cold keezer... the first pour is a little trubby, but clear after that!!
Hope that helps!! There are some other helpful users here who will have some other ideas to!!!
Edit: sorry... less psi is best, but a little is good to help oxygen suckback. Under 1 if you can... just a little bit.