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Offline thetedinator

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New to brewing - Can I salvage this batch?
« on: July 02, 2010, 03:57:34 PM »
Hello everyone. Yet another newbie question/mistake...

I have a batch of "London Pub Ale" fermenting. When I dumped from the kettle into the fermentor I did not strain out the trub. It has been fermenting nicely for 7 days now. Can I strain the beer (or whirlpool or ?) before racking to a carboy to remove the trub?

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Ted

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Re: New to brewing - Can I salvage this batch?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 04:00:26 PM »
You're fine. Many will say no need to secondary, ferment(to completion) approx. 3 wks. in primary then rack quietly(will leave trub behind) to your bottling bucket. If you wish to secondary, check your gravity a couple of times on succeeding days after 2-3 wks, and if the same (and at expected final gravity value), rack quietly to secondary.  Good luck and RDWHAHB...

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Re: New to brewing - Can I salvage this batch?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010, 04:07:21 PM »
You're fine. Just rack quietly to your carboy to leave the trub behind! Good luck and RDWHAHB...

Thanks! I'll find another reason to start another batch!

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Re: New to brewing - Can I salvage this batch?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2010, 07:55:13 PM »
I'm a dumper. The whole boil goes in my fermenters most of the time. It just ends up in the yeast cake anyway. It also adds (slightly) more hop flavor.

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Re: New to brewing - Can I salvage this batch?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2010, 07:58:41 AM »
As other have said, Nothing to worry about there. Just let the beer sit quietly after fermentation is finished for a couple of days and everything will settle out. Then rack off the sediment.
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