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buzzbee

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When done boiling the extract down,and the wort is cooled,and pouring from the brew kettle to the fermenter,should you pour in whatever settled in the brew pot to the fermentor or leave it in the bottom of the kettle?
 

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Dump it all.
Leave most of the crud in the kettle.
Strain it out.
Whirlpool, then strain it through a series of successively smaller screens until it is perfectly clear. Pitch your yeast and go back to your padded cell.:D

They all work fine. Except the padding is never enough and I get bruises when I try sleeping on the ceiling.
 

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Some dump everything in, without straining, just pour it in the bucket or in the funnel....Some use a big strainer that fit in the funnel for a carboy, or a sanitized 5 gallon nylon paint strainer bag in the bucket...

I have done it all ways. It really doesn't matter...anything will settle.

In other words, there is no wrong way to do it, or better way, or way that will make the best beer...they all work...the choice is what will work the best for you. That's how you develop you own unique brewing process. By trying all ways and deciding what works best for you.

What I do with my IC, is chill the wort, then I lean the bottom of my autosiphon about two coils up from the bottom on the metal of the siphon. That rests it above most of the break material and trub, then I rack it to the fermenter until I'm down to that and carefully lower the siphon down into the gunk, just trying to get as much of the wort as possible without letting in the hops and break matter.

But pretty much up until I got my immersion chiller for christmas last year I just dumped for the majority of my batches.
 
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Thanks,I was worried pouring all of it in might let the gunk from hop pellets make it more bitter or something.
 
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