Are you worried that much about the trub? How much of an effect do you think it will have? I reuse saved slurry all the time unless I've dry hopped.
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I also use a door screen. I have tried the oven and did not like the results,
The only smell is vegetle, not necessarily hop aroma. Like wet grass almost. It's rained so much here in Philly lately I thought this was my best bet. Good to hear the processors dry at 140F. I'll keep it going. Can't wait to make my first beer with them!
As always, thanks for the help!
Let us know how these turn out in the beer you brew. Would be nice if they have good aroma.
It was racked onto the cookies after primary fermentation was complete (14 days), but it has been around 73 degrees since it has been on the cookies.
Is this bad? How do I reduce / eliminate the smell or can I?
Hey, thanks folks! I did not know the name "MixStir," but I'm definately familiar with those things. (I've used them with paint.) I'm going to pick up a clean one and give it a try.
Do not rinse after star san, don't fear the foam!
And as long as the surface is wet, the star san is still keeping the equipment sanitized.
I know not to fear the foam, but I always wonder. How much foam is OK? Is there a point where I should begin to fear it?
When I empty a carboy, I can wind up with LOTS of foam left inside.
I like to empty the carboy initially, then put the stopper in and leave it sit for another 10-15 minutes. Most of the foam will turn back into liquid and can then be dumped before filling.
I have to say though that the most recent upgrade that has had the biggest effect on my brewing is converting my chest freezer in to a lager fermentation vessel. I can now ferment 4 lagers at a time which is awesome.....
How do you ensure that each lager is at the right fermentation temp? I have a chest freezer and johnson controller, but if I insulate the probe and tape to the outside of one fermenter, the compressor kicks on if the yeast starts getting too aggressive until the FERMENTER temp gets down...thus while I have room for two, my Johnson (heh) is only able to monitor the temp of one.