Trub in primary?

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I brewed a Nut Brown yesterday and my ball valve sucked up trub. I saw it happen so i sanitized a hop bag real quick and put it on the end of the tube going into the primary. It seemed to catch alot of the hop material but i think break material (maybe even some specialty grain from my steep) might have oozed through?

This was the first time I used the weldless ball valve on my kettle. I readjusted my diptube for next time. (It curves down and to the side more now) Plus I don't think I got a good whirlpool going or didn't wait long enough for it to settle because I just didn't have a good pile as I did in my last brew. Anyways, I pitched and it seems to be doing ok (airlock is going). I just don't know if I should transfer to a secondary as soon as fermentation slows or just wait it out and see if it affects the taste.

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don't worry about it. I use a hop bag but everything else goes into the primary. I also would leave it more than a week in the primary yeast need time to clean up after themselves after fermentation stops my typical primary is 14-21 days then right to keg.
 
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thanks guys! I wasn't tooo worried but I feel better now :).

The other two beers I did I kept in primary for 14 days then too bottle. Boar Beer do you say one week because of the trub or in general?

Now that I think about it, I did skim across something that said trub was good for yeast health. Awesome. Other then that everything else came was awesome. It smelt great, OG = 1.055, and its fermenting great although my basement is colder than usual, at about 60. I'll let it be for two weeks.

I'll go drink some conway's irish ale :mug:
 
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I was just thinking what if it some hop material gets into the primary..would it affect the bitterness or IBUs of the beer?
 
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By the way this beer turned out great...It has been bottled for a little more than a week now and I tried one today and it is already good. Thanks
 

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I was just thinking what if it some hop material gets into the primary..would it affect the bitterness or IBUs of the beer?
From what I understand the acids are only converted when boiling so it shouldn't affect the bitterness, flavor maybe a bit but you're probably only talking a few scraps that get sucked up here I'd guess?
 
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Ha..I'm always impatient for that first one, I think just to make sure it turned out ok. But now I can wait knowing it will be better in a couple weeks.


brewstooge...That sounds like it makes sense..I don't know I gotta work on my whirlpool technique or do somethin to my diptube in my kettle either way.
 
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