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Offline flbrewer

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Trub vs. No Trub
« on: March 26, 2015, 12:51:48 AM »
I'm sure many of you have seen this already...

http://brulosophy.com/2015/03/22/the-impact-of-kettle-trub-part-2-exbeeriment-results/

and I'm curious to know what specifically is it about the trub (or lack thereof) that matters at all during fermentation.

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Re: Trub vs. No Trub
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2015, 12:55:33 AM »
i've also found it has no perceivable negative impact.
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Re: Trub vs. No Trub
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2015, 01:27:51 AM »
i also have not noticed a negative impact either. Only time i limited the amount of trub is when i plan on re using the yeast

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Re: Trub vs. No Trub
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2015, 01:37:20 AM »
No issues with trub here.
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Re: Trub vs. No Trub
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2015, 02:11:59 AM »
I don't sweat the trub so much, but I don't dump the whole works in.  That was a good read and really just goes back to not getting too far into the weeds.
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Re: Trub vs. No Trub
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2015, 02:16:44 AM »
Never really worried too much, but I do have a false bottom on my main brew kettle and a side pick up tube on my second boil kettle.  So maybe my argument that I did that to keep the hops out was only partly true (I harvest my yeast, so that was my original conscious thought)....
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Re: Trub vs. No Trub
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2015, 02:32:08 AM »
A little break material transferred to the fermenter is ok.  A lot is not desireable.  I use a keggle with no screen inside and run off via ball valve through a sanitized fine mesh kitchen strainer.  As hop debris and break material begin to coat the inside of the strainer, I roll it around, NOT shaking it, to get the remaining wort in the strainer into the bucket fermenter.  Then I shake the remaining film of detritus into a garbage can without contaminating the strainer, replace it over the bucket and continue the run-off, repeating as many times as needed.  Some folks prefer using a china cap.  It removes the hop pellet material and a majority of the break material, and is simple and easy.

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