« on: December 12, 2013, 07:17:04 PM »
My general rule has always been leave as much behind as you can but don't stress about it. As was said, some trub is good for yeast health. As far as "better flavor" goes, I haven't listened to that pod cast but "better flavor" is not only subjective but may have nothing to with trub. I have made taken 2 carboys and split a 5 gallon batch between and pitched "the same" amount of yeast and aerated "the same" amount and inevitably one carboy way always better than the other. So I rarely buy those types of experiments. FWIW.
great comments on the post from everyone - i dont wash yeast, so i guess the only thing i've read that seemed potentially troubling when it comes to trub, was too much of the gummy proteins and their impact on yeast cells..... i know nothing about this so just stating that what ive read a few different sources out there. seems to be my experience that it doesn't impact much of anything i can determine at this point.