My wife surprised me this year at Christsas and got me a 7.3 gallon stainless steel conical fermenter. It was on the wish list, but didn't think I would get it. Well now I have started using it and my primary fermentation has completed and now I am not sure what to do or better yet the best method of doing it.
There is of course a side spout (not sure of the proper name), but I was opening that to take my gravity samples.
What is the best method for transferring and procedural order for getting to my secondary or keg?
Do I open the bottom and collect of the yeast sediment that built up and dispose of that and then go into my secondary or keg?
Do I open up the side and go into secondary / keg that way? That doesn't seem correct as I may be not collecting all of the clean beer as some may be below the side spout.
Are there any other steps I am missing?
Any advice / suggestions would be greatly appreciated.