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Offline Roger

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Re: opinons
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2013, 06:24:08 PM »
So! How do you guys feel about trub? Should I try and filter it out or just dump it into my fermenters? I ended up with 2 carboys that each have about 2 inches of trub in them. I used a bag for the hops so it's just cold break. Just wondering for future batches.  :cheers:

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Re: opinons
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2013, 06:57:37 PM »
When you get your conicals it will be much less of an issue, easy to dump after a couple of hours of rest time.

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Re: opinons
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2013, 07:08:19 PM »
I leave some of it behind from the whirlpool, but I get a fair amount still.  I say, trub is fine.  The yeasties love it, and it settles out after fermentation anyway.  I get some pretty clear beer even having the trub there.

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Re: opinons
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2013, 08:31:45 PM »
When you get your conicals it will be much less of an issue, easy to dump after a couple of hours of rest time.

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It will be a long time before I personally have conicals. but I see what you mean that would definitely be nice to be able to just dump that stuff out. We'll have conicals at the brewery so that should be nice.

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Re: opinons
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2013, 08:37:54 PM »
I leave some of it behind from the whirlpool, but I get a fair amount still.  I say, trub is fine.  The yeasties love it, and it settles out after fermentation anyway.  I get some pretty clear beer even having the trub there.
How much do you get in your carboys? I was expecting to get much less than I did. I used a whirlpool and whirlfloc but still ended up with a couple inches in the bottom of the carboy. It's kinda gross looking in the bottom I might try and fliter some out next time. Unless there is some kind of benefit to having it in there.

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Re: opinons
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2013, 08:41:04 PM »
That's about what I get. It's all good man. Don't stress about it.

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Re: opinons
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2013, 08:35:01 AM »
I leave some of it behind from the whirlpool, but I get a fair amount still.  I say, trub is fine.  The yeasties love it, and it settles out after fermentation anyway.  I get some pretty clear beer even having the trub there.
How much do you get in your carboys? I was expecting to get much less than I did. I used a whirlpool and whirlfloc but still ended up with a couple inches in the bottom of the carboy. It's kinda gross looking in the bottom I might try and fliter some out next time. Unless there is some kind of benefit to having it in there.
imo it does; like Chris said, it gives food for the yeast, happy yeast = good beer!  When I brew brett beer I don't even vorlauf beside the first cup or so (just to make sure I donít have husks).   I usually wait 10-15 min after whirlpool before transferring it and I get 2L-3L of trubs. 
 Do you have a pickup tube in your kettle?  I find that it helped alot to leave trubs behind

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Re: opinons
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2013, 09:41:23 AM »
I've got 2 pick up tubes one that will go compleatly to the bottom center and the other one is the one I used it goes to the side since I was whirlpooling.